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The GARDINERS of 
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THE GARDINERS 

OF NARRAGANSETT 

Being a Genealogy of the Descendants of George Gardiner 

The Colonist 

1638 

By 
CAROLINE E. ROBINSON 

AUTHOR OF THE HAZARD FAMILY OF RHODE ISLAND 

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By 

DANIEL GOODWIN, Ph. D., D. D. 

SOMETIME RECTOR OF ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, WICKFORD, NARRAGANSETT 




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Copyright, igig, by Benjamin F. 
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Rowland R. Robinson. All rights 
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In compliance with 

the expressed purpose of 

Sarah Abigail Woodward 

who departed this life 

september 24, i9i3, 

the present volume 

is inscribed 

as an affectionate memorial 

to her late beloved sister 

Caroline Elizabeth Robinson 

its accomplished author 

by the editor 




EDITOR'S NOTE 




T the time of the decease of Mrs. Robinson, July 7, igo6, her ''Genealogy 
of the Gardiner Family," comprising the labor of years, had been 
substantially completed. Without doubt, however, had her life been pro- 
longed, she would, from- time to time, through further research and by means 
of opportune discoveries, have made valuable additions to the work. 
fl Nor can it be questioned that she regarded the result of her patient 
toil rather as an honest contribution to a recognized intricate problem, 
to be farther elucidated by the study of others, than as a final and complete treatment of the 
subject. No one more readily than the Author herself would have acknowledged that there 
are in the book, from the very nature of the case, where information is largely gathered from 
unwritten family tradition, considerable matter of a tentative and even conjectural character, 
and probably a few assignments of individuals to groups, to be ultimately found inaccurate. 
^But in view of the great mass of invaluable material collected by the Author, the loss of 
which, if left unpublished, would prove irreparable, it has been judged expedient to print 
the manuscript as Mrs. Robinson left it, with only such corrections of mere clerical errors 
as she would herself have made, had she been spared to put it through the press. 
^Wherever she has apparently come to a deliberate decision, even if the Editor has reluc- 
tantly found reason to question its accuracy, he has permitted it to stand, relegating to Notes, 
towards the end of the book, the grounds of his dissent and such further light upon the question 
as may have come to his knoivledge. 

^Beyond the point of a faithful rendering of the manuscript, he does not assume responsibility 
for the correctness of the body of the work. 

^The Editor gratefidly expresses his appreciation of very valuable and extensive assistance 
supplied by Mrs. Louise Prosser Bates, of Oaklawn, Rhode Island, Mrs. W. H.Birckhead, 
of New York, and Mrs. H. F. Hunt, of Kingston, Rhode Island, the latter having also very 
courteously contributed the likeness of Doctor Sylvester Gardiner, inserted opposite the Title-page. 
f^The names of other obliging furnishers of Gardiner family lists are given in connection 
with the material. 



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A Table of CONTENTS 



Page 

EDITOR'S NOTE vii 

Portrait OF Doctor Gardiner {see p. J2) To face title-page 

FIRST GENERATION i 

SECOND GENERATION 4 

THIRD GENERATION 10 

FOURTH GENERATION 28 

FIFTH GENERATION 69 

SIXTH GENERATION I18 

SEVENTH GENERATION 166 

Notes I99 

Draft OF GARDINER FARMS To face page 204 

The Index 283 





The GaRDINERS of 

NARRAGANSETT 

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GEORGE GARDINER, the Colonist. In writing the history of 
a family whose first ancestor in America is found early in the seven- 
teenth century, it is often necessary to discard many traditions 
cherished for centuries by descendants. More especially is this so 
in the case of the Gardiner family, since their traditions cannot be 
substantiated by documentary proofs or the slightest documentary 
evidence. In an old Family Bible, a record made in 1790, over one 
hundred and fifty years after the name of Gardiner is found in our 
Colonial records, and over one hundred years after George Gardiner's death, the 
statement is incorrectly made that the first ancestor of the family in Rhode Island 
was Joseph, a son of a Sir Thomas Gardiner, Knight, the birth and death assigned to 
him corresponding fairly well with the birth and death of the veritable George Gardiner.^ 
George Gardiner was evidently an educated man and took an active part in the affairs 
of the Colony. He was admitted an inhabitant of Newport^" in 1638. In 1640 he was 
present "att the Generall Courte of election," and from that time until his death, about 
1677, his name often appears in the State records. 

In the Colonial records the name is spelled Gardner, or Gardener, until 1670, when we find 
it occasionally Gort/twer. After 1780 the name is indexed as "Gardner," or "Gardiner." 
In Burke's Commoners many families are given as Gardner, and as many more Gardiner. 
But as the family arms have a curious similarity, the evidence points to a common 
ancestor. i The 



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The Roxbury, Massachusetts, records give "Thomas Gardner, born in England, died in 
Roxbury, November, 1638." His aged widow was buried October 7, 1658. His son, 
Thomas Gardiner, born in England, married in Roxbury, in 1641. Now these dates, 
curiously enough, answer perfectly to the supposition that George Gardiner of Newport 
may have been an elder son of Thomas of Roxbury.^ This supposition is somewhat 
supported, too, by the fact that Caleb Gardiner, a known grandson of Thomas, settled 
in Newport and died there, drawn thither, possibly, by the consideration that his 
relatives were already established in that place. 

Some time, not far from 1640, George Gardiner married Herodias (Long) Hicks. She 
made the statement that she had been married to John Hicks, in London, without the 
knowledge of her friends, when between thirteen and fourteen years of age. Soon after 
coming to Rhode Island Hicks deserted her, going to New Amsterdam, or, as she expressed 
it, ""to the Dutch," taking with him the most of the property left to her by her mother. 
Her marriage to George Gardiner was rather irregular in form, to say the least, con- 
sisting in going before some friends and declaring themselves husband and wife.' As 
she was a Quaker, and a fanatic at that, cheerfully walking from Newport to Boston, 
with a young child in her arms, to receive a whipping at the post for her religious(?) 
beliefs, possibly she would not consent to be married after any established forms. Accord- 
ing to her own account, George neglected her and would not provide for her numerous 
family. It may have been her pressing needs, and it may have been the superior attrac- 
tions of John Porter, with his great wealth in lands (he being one of the original Petta- 
quamscutt Purchasers) and his promises to provide for her children, that awakened her 
religious(?) scruples about the legality of her marriage with George Gardiner. At any 
rate, she petitioned the General Assembly for a divorce, which was granted, thus proving 
the legality of her marriage.* John Porter, having conveniently gotten a divorce from 
his wife, married Herodias and faithfully kept his promise.^giving large farms of several 
hundred acres to each of her sons, and possibly to her daughters, for the land of John 
Watson, who married two of her daughters, joined the Gardiner lands. 
George Gardiner married, as a second wife, Lydia Ballou, a daughter of Robert and 
Susannah. 

Children of George Gardiner by his First Wife, Herodias (Long) (Hicks) 

2. Benoni Gardiner, was born before 1645, and died about 1731. He married Afary . 

Nothing has, as yet, been trustworthily discovered concerning Mary's parentage. 



3. Henry G.\rdiner, was born about 1645, and died April 26, 1744. He married, first, Joan , and 

second, Abigail, a daughter o{ Edward and Abigail (Davis) Richmondandthe widow of John Remington. 

4. George Gardiner, was born , and died in 1724. On Feb. 13, 1670, he married Tabitha Tefft, 

a daughter of John and Mary ( ) Tefft. 

5. William Gardiner, was born in i65i(?), and married Elizabeth . He died in 1711. 

6. Nicholas Gardiner, was born in 1654, and married Hannah . He died in 1712. 

7. Dorcas Gardiner, was born about 1656, and married, about 1675, John Watson, who died in 1728. 

8. Rebecca Gardiner, was born , and married, as second wife, John Watson. Rebecca was 

probably tlie infant "still at the breast," which her mother carried to Boston in 1658. 

9. Samuel Gardiner." 

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By Second Wife,' Lydia Ballou 

10. Joseph Gardiner, married, Nov. 30, 1693, Catharine Holmes, a daughter of John and Frances 
(Jlolden) Holmes. She married, second, Daniel Wighlman. 

11. Lydia Gardiner, married, April 4, 1689, Joseph Smith, a son of John and Sarah {Whipple) Smith. 

12. Mary Gardiner. No record. 

13. Peregreene Gardiner. 

14. Robert Gardiner, died at Providence, R. I., in 1690. His will was proved April 28, 1690. It 
mentions his brothers, Peregreene and Joseph, also his father-in-law, i.e., stepfather. 

15. Jeremiah Gardiner, married, about 171 1, Grace . 



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BENONI GARDINER, 2 (George, i), was born not far from 1647.' 
In 1727, when he had become "a sojourner at Portsmouth," he gave 
his age, in testimony, as ninety and upward. But this would give 
the date of his birth as 1637, before his mother was left by her first 
husband. Consequently it must be an error, and accounts for the 
family traditions of the great age attained by these men. 
In 1671 he took the oath of allegiance, and had been married previously to this time, 
as his son William was born this year. July 29, 1679, he and forty-one others of 
Narragansett signed a petition to the King praying that he would "put an end to these 
differences about the government thereof, which hath been so fatal to the prosperity 
of the place; animosities still arising in people's minds, as they stand affected to this 
or that Government." 

September 18, 1705, he and wife Mary deeded to son Nathaniel one hundred acres, 
"being west half of farm," where Benoni then dwelt, and on the same day deeded son 
Stephen dwelling-house, orchard, etc. In 1713 he and wife Mary deeded land to son 
Isaac. 

November 17, 1705, he, Henry, George, William and Nicholas Gardiner, and John 
Watson, all of Kingstown, and Mary, Joan, Tabitha, Elizabeth and Hannah Gardiner, 
and Rebecca Watson, their wives, sold John Potter 410 acres, — bounded partly by a 
branch of Point Judith Pond, for £150; said sum to be paid to Thomas Hicks, of Flush- 
ing, Long Island. (Thomas Hicks was a son of Herodias and John Hicks.) Benoni 
Gardiner died about 1731. His wife died January (November?) 16, 1729, at her son-in- 
law. Job Sherman's, in Portsmouth, aged eighty-four years. 

Children of Benoni and Mary Gardiner 

17. William Gardiner, (born in 1671, died Dec. 14, 1732), married Abigail, a daughter of John and 
Abigail {Richmond) Remington. She was born in 1681. 

18. Nathaniel Gardiner, (born about 1673, died in 1734), married Mary . 

19. Stephen Gardiner, (born in i568, died Feb. 9, 1743), married Amy, a daughter of Benjamin 
and Hannah (Morey) Sherman. She was born Oct. 25, 1681. (Misplaced. Should be entered as 
eldest son.') 

20. Isaac Gardiner, was born Jan. 6 (7?), 1687, and married, March 24, 1709, Elizabeth Davis. 

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21. Bridget Gardiner, was born Nov. 8, i687(?), and died . She married, Dec. 23, 1714, 

Job Sherman, a son of Samson and Isabel {Tripp) Sherman. He was born Nov. 8, 1687. 

22. Benoni G.\rdiner,'^ (born in 1696', died in Newport, June 25, 1758, aged 62), married Sarah Rogers. 
Slie died June 10, 1776, in her 75th year. 

§ 3. HENRY GARDINER, 2 (George, i), was born in 1645, according to his own 
testimony as to membership of Church of England, in Narragansett, in March, 1738, 
caUing himself "about ninety-three." Jeffrey Watson, in his diary, under date April 
28, 1744, says, "I was at the burial of Uncle Henry Gardiner. It was adjudged by old 
people that he was above one hundred years old, as he was a man grown in the Indian 
war [1675]." In 1665 George Gardiner's wife declared before the General Assembly that 
she had lived with him twenty years.' 

In 1679 he signed, with others, a petition to the King. In 1683 he was Constable, and 
in 1688 was on the Grand Jury. In his will, proved May 5, 1744, he gave his wife Abi- 
gail a "pacing mare," three of the best milch cows, six good ewes, negro wench, bed and 
other household furniture. To sons Henry and Ephraim, equally, a farm of two hun- 
dred acres in Westerly. To grandson Henry, son of William, deceased, eighty or ninety 
acres in Westerly, at age. To son Henry "half of my money, lands, horses, cattle, &c." 
To son Ephraim the other half. Also all property not disposed of to Henry and Ephraim. 
He mentions granddaughter Hannah Potter, wife of Thomas, and granddaughter Dorcas 
Gardiner, daughter of Ephraim. 

He married Joan^" , by whom he had no children. After her death he married 

Abigail," widow of John Remington and daughter of Edward and Abigail (Davis) 
Richmond. She was born in 1656, and died in 1744. 

Children of Henry Gardiner by Second Wife 

23. Henry Gardiner, (born Feb. 25, 1691, and died in 1768"), married, first, Aug. 4, 1710, Desire Ha- 
vens, and, second, Catharine Davis. 

24. Ephraim Gardiner, (born Jan. 17, 1693), married, April 28, 1713, Penelope Eldred. He died April 10, 
1774." She died April 11, 1774, in her 8oth year. 

25. William Gardiner, (born Oct. 27, 1697, and died before 1732), married, June 12, 1718, Margaret 
Eldred, a daughter of Capt. John Eldred. 

26. Hannah Gardiner, (born Aug. 4, 1703), married Thomas Potter.^* 

§ 4. GEORGE GARDINER, 2 (George, i), was born about, and probably before, 1650. 
He took the oath of allegiance May 19, 1671, when he must have been twenty-one years 
of age. He died in 1724. His name is on the list of those inhabitants of Narragansett 
who, in 1679, petitioned the King. He married, February 17, 1670, Tabitha Tefft, a 
daughter of John and Mary. She was born in 1652 or 1653 and died in or after 1722. 

Children of George and Tabitha (Tefift) Gardiner 

27. Joseph Gardiner, was born about 1671 or 1672, and married Hannah Briggs. 

28. Nicholas Gardiner, was born about 1673, and died in 1746. He married Mary Northup 
{Littlefield?) , a daughter of Stephen and Mary. 

29. Samuel Gardiner, was born about 1675. and married Ann Briggs, a daughter of Thomas and 
Martha. 

30. Robert Gardiner, was born about 1677, and married, June 14, 1716, Lydia Littlefield, of New 
Shoreham. 

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31. John Gardiner, was born about 1679, and married, about 1717, Mary Ratkbone, of New Shore- 
ham, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Moshier). She was born March 6, 1697. 

32. George Gardiner, (somewhere called eldest son), died previously to 1716 (1718?). He married 
and had a daughter Elizabeth, born May 10, 1708, who possibly married John Benlley.^^ 

33. Hannah Gardiner, was born about 1680. She married, Jan. I, 1701, Josiah Westcott. She mar- 
ried, second, Thomas Burluigame, and died in April, 1756. 

34. Tabitha Gardiner, was born Feb. 2, 1687, and died in 1760. She married Nathaniel Niks. 

35. Joanna Gardiner, married Daniel Hill about 1710. 

Note. There is no way at the present day to determine the order in which the above children were 
born. Possibly Robert and John were the youngest children, judging by the dates of their marriages. 
George was the eldest, and died about 1708. See gift of money to his daughter, in his father's will. 
35a. Lydia married John Douglas. 

§5. WILLIAM GARDINER, 2 (George, 1), died in 1711. His will was probated 
March 12, 1711. In 1671 (January 21), he bought two hundred acres of land of John 
Porter, of Pettaquamscutt, and "Horod his wife," calling himself "Son of George Gar- 
diner, of Newport." As he must have been twenty-one at that time, he was possibly 
born in 1650, or near that date.'^ In 1679 he signed a petition to the King with others 
in the Narragansett country. In 1688 he was a Constable, and the same year was on 
the Grand Jury. May 23, 1701, he deeded "son and daughter Joseph and Ann Hull," 
two hundred and nine (two hundred and four?) acres "for love, &c." In 1706 (Janu- 
ary 18), he deeded "for love, &c." to "Son John Gould and Elizabeth his wife," a tract 

of land (twenty acres). He married Elizabeth . She died in 1737. Her will, 

written in February, 1736, was probated March 15, 1737. She mentions son William 
Gardiner, grandson William Gardiner, son of William, daughter Tabitha Avery and 
granddaughter Tabitha Avery, grandson John Gardiner and grandson Thomas Gar- 
diner, granddaughter Desire Gardiner and granddaughter Susannah King, grand- 
daughters Marbery, Susannah and Mary Potter, and grandson Thomas Potter. 

Children of William and Elizabeth Gardiner 

36. William Gardiner. He was admitted a freeman in 1712, and died in 1748. He married, first, 
Mary . She died Oct. 19, 1726. He married, second, Alice . "Mistress Alice Gar- 
diner" is mentioned, Nov. 8, 1749, in St. Paul's Church records. 

37. Ann Gardiner, married, before 1701, Joseph Hull, a son of Joseph and Experience {Harper) 
{Hooper?) Hull. 

38. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born about 1686, and married, before 1706, John Gould. 

39. Rebecca Gardiner, was born about 1688, and may have married Potter, as there are sev- 
eral grandchildren (of that name?) mentioned in her mother's will. 

40. Dorcas Gardiner, was born about 1690, and married, Nov. 20, 1712, Abiel Sherman. She died 
in 1762. He died in I746(?). 

41. Susannah Gardiner, was born about 1692 (1696?), and married, possibly(?), in 1717, William 

King. 

42. Tabitha Gardiner, was born about 1694, and married Joseph .Avery in 1714. 

43. Rachel Gardiner, was born March 25, 1696, and married Joseph Hammond in 1715. He was 
born in England, Nov. 16, 1690, and died June 24, 1776. She died Jan. 8, 1757. 

§ 6. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 2 (George, i), on March 12, 1711, testified as to certain 
lands, calling himself fifty-seven years or "thereabouts." He took the oath of allegiance 

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in 1671 and in the same year bought land of John Porter. He must have been twenty- 
one at this time, which would bring his birth to 1650. This is possibly correct. He 

died in 1712. His wife died before this date. He married Hannah . 

Children of Nicholas and Hannah Gardiner 

44. Nicholas Gardiner, married, Oct. 13, 1709, Mary Eldred, a daughter of Thomas. 

45. EzEKiEL Gardiner. He must have died early and unmarried. [But see Third Generation, 45.] 

46. George Gardiner, married Susannah , about 1719, and died in 1787. 

§ 7. DORCAS GARDINER, 2 (George, i), married about 1675, John Watson.'^ He 
was a tailor by trade. In 1687 he was Constable, in 1688 on the Grand Jury, in 1690 
Conservator of the Peace, and in 1690 he was Deputy. 

Children of John and Dorcas (Gardiner) Watson 

47. John Watson, was born July 22, 1676, and died Nov. 8, 1772. He married, April 8, 1703, Hannah 
Champlin, a daughter of Jeffrey. He married, second, in 1722, Abigail Eldred, widow of Samuel and 
daughter of Stephen Norlhitp. He married, third, Sept. 28, 1738, Sarah Mowry, widow. 

48. Samuel Watson, was born in i686(?), and died Nov. 25, 1779. The record of his birth(?) says he 

was aged 93. He married Mercy Helme, a daughter of Rouse and Mary ( ) Helme. He married, 

second, Hannah Slocum, widow of Hon. Samuel and a daughter of Robert and Hannah Carr. 

49. William Watson, was born in i678(?), and married Mary Slocum {}). 

50. Frances Watson, married Daniel Brown, a son of Jeremiah and Mary. He died in 1 726. 

51. Ann Watson, married Peter Wales, who was born in 1681, and died in 1732. 

52. Herodias Watson, was born in 1688, and married, April 11, 1706, John Sheldon, a son of John. 

§ 8. REBECCA GARDINER, 2 (George, i), married, as second wife, John Watson. 
No issue.'" 

§ 10. JOSEPH GARDINER, 2 (George, i), was born in 1669 and died August 22, 
1726. He was married by Caleb Carr, Governor, November 30, 1693, to Katharine 
Holmes, a daughter of John and Frances (Holden) Holmes. She was born in 1673, and 
died October 28, 1758. After his death she married Rev. Daniel Whitman (or Wight- 
man). Joseph Gardiner and his wife were buried in Newport Cemetery. In (1705?), 
1710, '13, '14, he was Deputy, and held also the military title of Lieutenant. 

Children of Joseph and Katharine (Holmes) Gardiner 

57. John Gardiner, was born Sept. 7 (or 17), 1697, and died in 1764. He married Frances Sanford. 
He was Deputy-Governor of Rhode Island. 

58. Robert Gardiner, was born Aug. 16, 1699, and married, about 1725, Ann . He is said to 

have been a "mariner." 

59. Frances Gardiner, was born Sept. 7, 1701, and died before 1742. She married Stanhope. 

60. Joseph Gardiner, was born April 7 (or 17), 1703, and married Abigail Thurston, 4, a daughter of 
Edward, 3 {Edward, 2; Edward, i). She was born Nov. 18, 1707. She was a widow in 1752. 

61. George Gardiner, was born Jan. (or Feb.) 4, 1704-5, and married Mary Thurston, a daughter of 
William. He died in Newport. 

62. Catharine Gardiner, was born Feb. i, 1707, and married Edward Thurston, 4, a son oi Edward, 3, 
and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Thurston. 

63. Lydia Gardiner, was born March 2, 1709, and married Tayer (Taylor?). 

64. William Gardiner,"* was born in 1712, and died in 1774, aged 62 years. He married, July 27, 
1732, Mary Carr. 

65. Mary Gardiner, was born in 1718, and died Jan. 19, 1724. 

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§ 11. LYDIA GARDINER, 2 (George, i), was born in 1674, and died in 1723. She was 
a daughter of George, i, by his second wife. She married, April 4, 1689, Joseph Smith,'' 
a son of John and Sarah (Whipple) Smith, and a grandson of John Smith, Miller. 

Children of Joseph and Lydia Smith 

65a. Israel Smith, was born Jan. 13, 1690, and married, June 3, 1718, Elizabeth Hawkins (widow). 

656. Lydi.\ Smith, was born May 25, 1692, and was unmarried. 

65f. Sarah Smith, was born May 24, i6g.-t, and married, Aug. 8, 1724, Thomas Ohiey, Jr. 

65^. Joseph Smith, was born Dec. 18, 1695, and married, June 10, 1722, Isabel Brown, a daughter 
of "Ensign" John Broivn, deceased. 

6$e. Robert Smith, was born March 3, 1698, and married Nov. 17 (9?), 1725, Anne Olney. 

65/. Alice Smith, was born Jan. 25, 1700, and married, possibly, April, 1721, Thomas Harding. She 
married, second, Sayles. 

65g. William Smith, was born March 15, 1703, and died before his father. He may have married, March 
21, 1732, Sarah Field. 

65/;. D.wiD Smith, was born Dec. 10, 1705. 

65J. Jeremiah Smith, was born , and married, April 17 (27?), 1729, Rulh Smith (widow). (Jere- 
miah is not recorded in Providence as a son of Joseph Smith.) 

§ 12. MARY GARDINER,2o 2 (George, i). Born about 1671, and died after 1704. 

§ 13. PEREGRINE GARDINER," 2 (George, i). Born about 1672, and died after 
1690. 

§ 14. ROBERT GARDINER,22 2 (George, 1). Born soon after 1673, or perhaps con- 
siderably earlier, and died in 1690. 

§ 15. JEREMIAH GARDINER,^' 2 (George, x), was born about 1676 or 1677. Au- 
gust 7, 1711, he bought one hundred and thirty-three acres in Kingstown of Mary Young. 
In 1714, on April 20, he bought one hundred and eighty acres of Isaac Gardiner, and in 
1 716, on January 9, he bought seventy acres of John Congdon. He was possibly twice 
married, for, September 22, 1712, the Newport records give "daughter to Jeremiah & 
Sarah." This may possibly be an error in the records. If not, Sarah died possibly at 
the birth of her child, who must have died young. In deeds of land he is called Jeremiah 
Gardiner, of Newport. His second(?) wife was Grace, possibly Grace Lawton, as this 
name appears in the list of his children and stands in pretty good evidence of the maiden 
name of his wife. She died in 1776. February 12, 1776, Benjamin Gardiner was granted 
administration on her estate. 

Grace was a thrifty woman, fertile in expedients. On one occasion, when her husband 
was regretting the death of one of his sheep, she said, "Give the dead sheep to me and I 
will make it buy two." And she did. Having the sheep sheared, the wool resulting she 
carded, spun and wove into a fine piece of cloth, worth a little more than the price of 
two sheep. 

Mr. John O. Austin, whose suggestions are more than the assertions of most genealogists, 
suggests that Jeremiah Gardiner may have been a grandson, rather than a son, of 
George, i. But there seems to be no place to which he can be assigned amongst the 
grandsons. 

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Children of Jeremiah Gardiner 

66. Sarah Gardiner, was born Sept. 23, 1712, and died young. 

67. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Nov. 26, 1714, and married John Cottrell. 

68. Freelove Gardiner, was born July (Feb.?) 28, 1716, and married John Albro. 

69. Jeremiah Gardiner, was born Jan. 28, 1719, and married Tabitha Gardiner, daughter of Nicholas, 
about 1740. 

70. Phebe Gardiner, was born Oct. 26, 1722, and married Samuel Browning, Jr. She died June 15, 
1810, aged 90, — so reads her tombstone, as correct as these records are usually. 

71. Sarah Gardiner, was born April 6, 1725, and married Simeon Babcock, Oct. 3, 1743. 

72. Dorcas Gardiner, was born Dec. 28, 1727, and ma^vned Benjamin Wright. 

73. Abigail Gardiner, was born June 23, 1731, and married Samuel Cottrell. 

74. Desire Gardiner, was born Nov. 6, 1734, and married £//j/ia Clarke. 

75. James Gardiner," was born Nov. 11, 1737. 

76. Penelope Gardiner, was born Nov. 11, 1737, and married William Hiscox. 

77. A Child was born June 9, 1740. 



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WILLIAM GARDINER, 3 (Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1671, 
and died in 1738^^ (1732?). In 1712 he was admitted a freeman. In 
1708 William Gardiner, "Cordwainer," and Abigail, his wife, sold to 
John Watson seventeen acres of land near "Pettaquamscutt Rock." 
His will, written April 12, 1732, was probated February 12, 1738. 
He mentions his wife Abigail, his grandson Josiah Arnold; his son 
John, to whom he gave the homestead farm of five hundred acres; his son Sylvester, to 
whom he gave eighty acres and fourteen hundred pounds; his grandson Amos Gardiner, 
giving him three hundred acres, partly in North Kingstown and partly in South Kings- 
town, also land in Westerly; his grandson William Gardiner, giving him three hundred 
and fifty acres, west of the three hundred acres given to his grandson Amos Gardiner, 
provided that William make over to his son John all his rights in the homestead farm, 
called "ye Middle Bonnet," containing forty acres; his grandson James Gardiner, giving 
him three hundred acres; his granddaughters Abigail and Elizabeth Gardiner, giving 
them one hundred pounds; his daughter Abigail Robinson, giving her one hundred 
pounds to be laid out in plate to be marked with his name and his wife's. He gave also 
seven hundred pounds to his daughter, Hannah MacSparran, one hundred to be laid out 
in plate; fifty pounds to his grandson William Hazard, and an Indian boy named Jeffrey 
to his grandsons Robert Hazard and Caleb Hazard. 

In 1705 William Gardiner and his wife Abigail sold to Henry Gardiner^' two hundred 
and fifty acres of "land that had belonged to his wife's father," bounded west by Sauga- 
tucket River, south on Thomas Mumford's land, north on that of said Henry Gardiner, 
and partly by that of William Gardiner, Sr., and the fresh meadows. This is the 
land in Moorsfield, South Kingstown, a part of which is still occupied by descendants of 
Henry Gardiner. William married Abigail Remington, a daughter of John and Abigail 
(Richmond) Remington. She married, second, September 3, 1740 (when she must 
have been over fifty-nine years of age), Colonel Job Almy, of Newport. She died Febru- 
ary 6, 1763, in her eighty-third year, according to the tombstone record in the Episcopal 
Churchyard on Tower Hill. The notice of her death reads: "She was a pleasant tem- 
pered woman and a member of the Episcopal Church." "Col. Job Almy was a wealthy, 
reputable Merchant and a man of remarkable generosity of spirit. He and his first wife 

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were Quakers."* In her will, Mrs. Almy mentions "Son John, daughter Abigail Robin- 
son, Son Sylvester Gardiner and Mary Gardiner, grandson Josiah Arnold, granddaughter 
Anstis Robinson, granddaughter Abigail Updike, granddaughter Abigail Stewart and 
granddaughter Mary Dockray." 

For some reason not understood at the present day, William Gardiner was called 
"Wicked Will."" 

Children of William and Abigail (Remington) Gardiner 

78. John Gardiner, was born July 8, 1696, and died July 7, 1770. Me married Mary Hill. He 
married, second, Dec. 13, 1739, Mary Taylor, of Jamaica, L. I. 

79. William Gardiner, was born May 21, 1698, and married, April 16, 1719, Elizabeth Gibbs. 

80. Abigail Gardiner, was born Sept. 24, 1700, and married Caleb Hazard Nov. 19, 1719. She mar- 
ried, second, March 2, 1727, Deputy-Governor William Robinson. 

81. Thom.\s Gardiner, was born Oct. 31, 1702, and died, it is somewhat doubtfully asserted, al sea, 
but, in any case, while still young, not being mentioned in his father's will (1732). 

82. Hannah Gardiner, was born Dec. 7, 1704, and married, May 23 (22?), 1722, Dr. James Mac- 
Sparran, rector of St. Paul's Church. 

820. Lydia Gardiner, was born June (Jan.?) 27, 1706, and married Josiah Arnold, of Jamestown, 
Nov. 17, 1724. 

83. Sylvester Gardiner, was born June 29, 1708, and died in Newport, R. I., Aug. 10 (8?), 1786. 
The notice of his death reads aged 79. He married Anne Gibbins (or Gibbons), of Boston, Mass. He 
married, second. Love-'" Eppes, of Salem, Mass. He married, third, Catharine Goldthwaite, of Bos- 
ton, Feb. 18 or 19, 1785, he being aged 78 (76?), and she aged 28. 

§ 18. NATHANIEL GARDINER, 3 (Benoni, 2; George, i), was born about 1674 or 
1680 (?) and died in 1734. He was admitted a freeman in 1696. In 1705 his father gave 
to him, by deed, one hundred acres, "being the west half of the farm where I now live." 
This was possibly what is now known as the Isaac Nichols farm, bounded west on Sauga- 

tucket River, near the foot of Tower Hill. He married, about 1704, Mary . In 

his will he mentions wife Mary, son Benjamin, giving him a farm in East Greenwich of 
two hundred and seventy-two acres; son Nathaniel; son Job; daughter Mary Kenyon, 
and daughter Dorcas Tebbitts. 

Children of Nathaniel and Mary Gardiner 

84. Benjamin Gardiner, was born Feb. 26, 1705, and married, March 22, 1726-7, Mary Howland. 

85. Mary Gardiner, was born Nov. 30, 1707, and married, March 23, 1726-7, John Kenyon, Jr. 

86. Penelope Gardiner, was born Oct. 9 (11?), 1709, and died young, not being mentioned in her 
father's will. 

87. Dorcas Gardiner, was born June 10, 1712, and married, March 11, ly 2,0-1, George Tebbitts, Jr., 
of North Kingstown. 

88. Nathaniel Gardiner, was born June 16, 17 14, and married, — — — 23, 1734, Sarah Peirce. 

89. Job Gardiner, 28 was born July 23, 1723. 

These births are recorded in North Kingstown, except the last, which is recorded in South Kings- 
town. 

§ 19. STEPHEN GARDINER, 3 (Benoni, 2; George, i), was born, according to his 
tombstone record, in 1668.' He died February 9, 1743. He married, in 1700, Amey 

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Sherman, a daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Mowry) Sherman, of Kingstown.^' In 
1705 his father gave him, by deed, land "with a house thereon," in Kingstown. In 1731 
Stephen deeded the same land to his uncle, John Watson, for twenty-three hundred 
dollars, signing the deed as Stephen Gardiner, of South Kingstown. This homestead 
farm was on or near Tower Hill. In 1730, a number of deeds are recorded in Norwich, 
Connecticut, relating to the purchase of land in Colchester, by Stephen Gardiner, of 
South Kingstown. Also in 1733, other deeds are recorded in Colchester, signed by 
Stephen Gardiner, of Norwich. From this time till 1742 his name appears on the records 
as buying land in Colchester and Bozrah, also in Montville, around Gardiner's Lake. 
Coggeshall's History of Montville says: "Stephen Gardiner . . . settled in New London 
Co., bought Great Pond, afterwards called 'Gardiner's Lake.' "^^ The following in- 
scription on his tombstone at Gardiner's Lake was deciphered a few years ago by Mr. 
James N. Arnold, of Providence, Rhode Island: 

"Here lyes ye body of Stephen Gardiner, who died February ye 9, 1743, 
and in ye 76 year of his age." 
The following list of the children of Stephen and Amey Gardiner is from an old paper, 
evidently the return of the administrator of his estate, and is recorded in Norwich, 
Connecticut. There is no record of the birth of his children in South Kingstown, pos- 
sibly from the fact that the records of the Friends were lost when their meeting-house 
was burned, in 1742. The marriages of his daughter Abigail and son Peregrine are to 
be found in their later records. 

Children of Stephen and Amey (Sherman) Gardiner 

90. Amey Gardiner, was born June 13, 1701, and married, possibly, Jan. 28 (23?), 1719-20, Peter 
Boss. There were three children, the names of whom cannot be deciphered from the North Kings- 
town records. Possibly one of them was Susannali (Sarah?), who married, in 1742 , George Gardiner. 
(See No. j/p, below.) 

91. Lydia Gardiner, was born Oct. lo, 1702, and married John Jenkins. 

92. Stephen Gardiner, was born Feb. 24, 1704, and married Frances Congdon, a daughter o{ Benjamin. 

93. Benjamin Gardiner, was born April i8, 1706. 

94. Peregrine Gardiner,^' was born Jan. 24, 1707, and married Susannah Robinson, a daughter 
of John and Mary (Hazard) Robinson. 

95. Daniel Gardiner, was born Dec. 14, 1709, and married Bathsheba Smith. 

96. Sarah G.^rdiner, was born Oct. 25, 171 1, and married Samuel Davis. 

97. H.\NNAH Gardiner, was born May 2, 1713, and married Samuel Rogers. 

98. Mehitable Gardiner, was born May 22, 1715, and married John Congdon, Jr. 

99. Abigail Gardiner, was born July 9, 1717, and married Richard Smith, in 1744. 
100. David G.\rdiner, was born June 28, 1720, and married JemimaGtistin.'-'"- 

loi. Jonathan Gardiner, was born April i8, 1724, and married Mary Haughlon. He married, second, 
A biah Fitch. 

§ 20. ISAAC GARDINER, 3 (Benoni, 2; George, i), was born January 6 (7?), 1687-8, 
and married, March 24, 1709, Elizabeth Davis. She died May 20, 1759. Isaac Gar- 
diner settled in Exeter, Rhode Island, the records relating to his family being found in 
that town. 

Children 



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Children of Isaac and Elizabeth (Davis) Gardiner 

102. Mary Gardiner, was born March 30, 171 1, and married, March 23, 1732, John Spencer, a son 
of Peleg. 

103. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born March 29 (24?), 1714-5, and married Benoni HaU(i). 

104. Sarah Gardiner, was born May 5, 171 6. 

105. Isaac Gardiner, was born May 5, 1718, and married Margaret Gardiner, a daughter of John, of 
Exeter. 

106. Benoni Gardiner, was born May 31, 1720, and married, in 1741, Elizabeth Hull (probably Hall). 

107. Samuel Gardiner, was born Sept. 27, 1722, and married. May 3, 1750, Elizabeth Congdon. 

108. Penelope Gardiner, was born July 19, 1725, and married, Oct. 2, 1741, William Hall. 

109. Silas Gardiner, was born Oct. 29, 1727, and married, Dec. 20, , Elizabeth Congdon. He 

married, second, Hester Congdon, a daughter of John. 

no. Gideon Gardiner, was born Jan. 8, 1729, and married, Sept. 29 (9?), 1750, Tabitha Gardiner, a 
daughter of John Gardiner. Gideon removed to Maine. 

111. Bridget Gardiner, was born Aug. 21, 1734, and married, June 2, 1754, Thomas Newcomb, Jr., 
of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

§ 21. BRIDGET GARDINER, 3 (Benoni, 2; George, i), was born November 8, 
1687. She married, December 23, 1714, Job Sherman, a son of Samson and Isabel 
(Tripp) Sherman. Job Sherman was given by the will of his father all his "housings 
and lands in Portsmouth, R. I." 

Children of Job and Bridget (Gardiner) Sherman 

112. Philip Sherman, was born Dec. 12, 1715, and married, Feb. 14, 1744, Alice Sherman. 

113. Isabel Sherman, was born Oct. 31, 1717, and married, June 26 (2?), 1736, John Watson, a son 
of John and Hannah (Champlin) Watson. He was born March 13, 1710. 

114. Mary Sherman, was born Jan. 16, 1719-20. 

115. Job Sherman, was born May 2, 1722. 

116. Bridget Sherman, was born July 11 (7?), 1724, and married, Aug. 19, 1747, John Sherman, a son 
of John and Grizzle Sherman. She died Oct. 8, 1753. He was born March 25, 1725. 

117. Sarah Sherman, was born Oct. 29, 1726, and married, Dec. 11, 1745, Joseph Viall. She married, 
second, Aug. 10, 1758, Thomas Proctor. 

118. Alice Sherman, was born June 25, 1728, and married, May 12, 1748, Joshua Earl, of Swansey. 

119. Mary Sherman, was born Oct. 25 (13?), 1730. 

§ 22. BENONI GARDINER,32 3 (Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1696, and died 
in Newport, June 25, 1758, aged sixty- two. He married Sarah Rogers, a daughter of 
John and Jane (Brown) Rogers. She died June 10, 1776, in her seventy-fifth year. He 
was called Captain Benoni Gardiner, being possibly a sea captain, or at least having 
followed the sea. 
Children of Benoni and Sarah (Rogers) Gardiner 

119a. William Gardiner, was admitted a freeman from Newport in 1758. He may have married 

Mary Bassett, Dec. 5, 1759. 
1196. Mary Gardiner, married, Sept. 6, 1753, Samuel Fowler, of Newport. 
119c. Sarah Gardiner, married, Dec. 27, 1761, William Ladd. 

§ 23. HENRY GARDINER," 3 (Henry, 2; George, i), was born February 25, 1691, 
and died July 16, 1768. He married, August 4, 1710, Desire Havens. He married, 
second, Catharine Davis, of East Greenwich, December 27, 1722. His home was in 
what is now known as Moorsfield, South Kingstown. The land was given to him by 

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the will of his father, and was bought in 1 704 from the heirs of John Remington. Henry 
Gardiner, 3, died in Newport, July 16, 1768, as above, and was buried on his own land in 
Moorsfield. He belonged to the Parish of St. Paul's. 

Children of Henry Gardiner by First Wife, Desire Havens 

120. Henry Gardiner, was born June i5, 1714, and married, June 27, 1737 (1736?), Anne Champlin, 
a daughter of Capt. Christopher and Elizabeth (Dennison) Champlin. She was born Feb. 27, 1 72 1 (?),"* 
and died in 1798. 

121. Hannah Gardiner, was born I7I2(?), baptized Feb. 27, 1721, and married, Dec. 31, 1730, Thomas 
Potter. 

122. Desire Gardiner, was baptized Feb. 27, 1721-2. She died Dec. 28, 1723, from scalding by the 
falling of a kettle of boiling water upon her. So says the St. Paul's Church record. 

By Second Wife, Catharine Davis 

123. Edward Gardiner, was born Sept. 8, 1723, and married. May 23, i';45, Elizabeth Taylor {Tabor?), 
a daughter of William and Ann (Goodbody) Taylor (or Tabor). 

124 Mary Gardiner, was born July 25, 1728, and married, April 16 (15?), 1747, Jonathan Hazard, 
a son of Robert and Sarah (Borden) Hazard. •. 

125. Abigail Gardiner, was born March 9, 1732, and married, May 23, 1751, Thomas Mumford. 
125a. William Gardiner,'* was born about 1725. 

§ 24. EPHRAIM GARDINER," 3 (Henry, 2; George, i), was born January 17 (7?), 
1693. In 1718 he was admitted a freeman from Kingstown. In 1746 and 1747 he was 
made an Assistant, being called "Mr. Ephraim Gardiner." He married, April 28, 1713, 
Penelope Eldred, a daughter of Samuel and Martha Eldred. Colonel Ephraim died 
April 10 (11?), 1774. She died April 19, 1783, in her eighty-ninth year. 

Children of Ephraim and Penelope (Eldred) Gardiner 

126. Dorcas Gardiner, was born Jan. 31, 1713-4, and married, as second wife, Nicholas Gardiner, a 
son of Nicholas. 

127. Penelope Gardiner,'" was born Oct. 15, 1716, and married, July 29, 1736, Charles^" Dyre. 

128. Samuel Gardiner, was born Jan. 16, 1719-20, and married, July 12, 1749, Amey Easton, of Middle- 
town, R. I. 

129. James Gardiner, was born July 10, 1721, and married, March 15, 1749, Waite Coggeshall. 

130. Ephraim Gardiner," was born about 1722, and admitted a freeman in 1743. He died in 1785, 
having married, March 21 (12?), 1758, Ann Coggeshall, with possibly no children by this marriage. 
He married, second, Oct. 19, 1761, Patience Congdon. 

131. Nicholas Gardiner, was born about 1724-5, and married Dorcas . See No. 48^0, below. 

132. Christopher Gardiner, (Captain), was born June 3, 1726, and married, Sept. 16, 1753, Mary 
Easton, a sister of Amey, and a daughter of Jonathan and Patience Easton. 

133. Sylvester Gardiner, was born about 1730, and married, Jan. 7, 1768, Sarah Beers, of Newport. 
His will was proved June 13, 1803. 

§ 25. WILLIAM GARDINER, 3 (Henry, 2; George, i), was born October 27, 1697, 
and married, June 12, 1718, Margaret Eldred, a daughter of Captain John Eldred. He 
died in 1731, or previously to that date, being mentioned as deceased in his father's will, 
made October 25, 1732. 

Children of William and Margaret (Eldred) Gardiner 

134. John Gardiner," was born Dec. (Feb.?) 5, 1719-20, and married(?) Elizabeth Fones. 

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135. Henry Gardiner, was born Jan. 7 (9?), 1726-7, and married, 6, 1750, Mary Helme, a 

daughter of Christopher. 

136. Abigail Gardiner, was born in 17 — , and married, Nov. 30, 1738, Jeremiah Warden. 

137. Margaret Gardiner," was born , and married, possibly, Isaac Gardiner. 

1370. William Gardiner. 

§ 27. JOSEPH GARDINER, 3 (George, 2; George, i), was born about 1671. As he 
was mentioned first in his father's will, he was possibly the eldest son. In the East 
Greenwich records, at the entry concerning the marriage of Herodias Gardiner to Thomas 
Straight, she is given as a daughter of Joseph. 

Children of Joseph Gardiner 

The children of Joseph Gardiner possibly were: 

1376. Joseph Gardiner, who married Hannah Briggs."^ (See Austin.) 

137c. Herodias Gardiner, (possibly by a second wife), who married, March 3, 1731, Thomas Straight, 
her ch'Mren being Ezekiel Straight, who was born July 14, 1732; Hannah Straight, who was born 
April 14, 1734; Samuel Straight (possibly), who married, in 1765, Dinah Corey. Dinah Straight, who 
married, in 1766, Robert Briggs. 

iy;d. Joshua Gardiner, who married, Sept. 15, 1743, Sarah Spink. 

I37e. George Gardiner, who married, Nov. 14, 1737, Alice Brown, of Newport. 

§ 28. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 3 (George, 2; George, i), was born about 1674. He 
married Mary Northup,* a daughter of Stephen. He died in 1746. She died in 1772. 
In 1708-9, George Gardiner and wife Tabitha sold "for love," to son Nicholas, eighty 
acres. In 1714 Nicholas Gardiner and wife Mary sold this land to Ichabod Sheffield. 
In his will, written July 15, 1746, and recorded August 9, 1746, he mentions the chil- 
dren given, also, ten slaves, showing that he must have had a fine establishment. His 
slaves were Sharper, Jeffrey, Scipio, Phillis, Patience, Silver, Thankful, Dellee, Jemima 
and Frederick. The land that he gave to his sons he calls "Land given to me by my 
honored father, George Gardiner." 

Children of Nicholas and Mary (Northup) Gardiner 

138. Nathan Gardiner," was born I7I2(?), and married Katherine, a daughter of Nathaniel and 
Mary {Hannah) Niles.\ She was born March 25 (5?), 1725, and died June 16, 1772. He married, 
second, Thankful , and died April 13, 1792. 

139. Henry Gardiner," was born, according to his tombstone inscription, in 1704. He died in 1791, 
"in his 88 year." He married, in 1726 (June 30), Abigail Eldred, a daughter of John{?). 

140. Caleb Gardiner, was born in 1710, and married, Feb. 20, 1734, Isabel Sherman, a daughter of 
Abial and Dorcas (Gardiner) Sherman, she being his first cousin." He died in 1796. 

141. Lydia Gardiner, was born in 1706, and married, May 7, 1730, John Spencer, born in 1700, a son 
of Michael, of East Greenwich. 

142. Tabitha Gardiner, was born in 1714, and married Jeremiah Gardiner. 

143. Mary Gardiner, was born in 1708, and married, June(?) 28, 1728, Peleg Tripp, of South Kings- 
town. 

§ 29. SAMUEL GARDINER, 3 (George, 2; George, i). He was born about 1675, 
and married Ann Briggs. He settled in East Greenwich. The births of his children 
are recorded in that town. He married, June 28, 1750, Rachel Nichols," widow of 

* Mary Littlefield(7) t She died young, thrown from a horse. 

John 



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John, of Coventry, and a daughter of John Day. In 1710 he was Deputy from East 
Greenwich and was called Captain Samuel Gardiner. 

His will, written June 7, 1762, probated April 30, 1768, mentions wife Rachel, son Thomas, 
son John, son Henry, granddaughter Anne Odlin," wife of Jonathan Odlin; daughter 
Martha Nichols, wife of Thomas; grandson John Nichols; granddaughter Rebecca 
Nichols; granddaughter Waite Aylsworth; granddaughter Martha Aylsworth; grand- 
daughters Rebecca, Rachel, Anne, and Mary Nichols. The legacies to his sons were 
small, having already given to them their portion of his estate. 

Children of Captain Samuel and Ann (Briggs) Gardiner 

144. Thomas Gardiner, was born May 5, 1707, and married, first, Feb. 17, 1731-2, Abiah (Sarah?) 
Downing. He married, second, April 12, 1744, Mary, a daughter of the first Dr. Charles Higgin- 
holham. He married, third, in 1766, Katharine Gardiner, of Newport. 

145. Samuel Gardiner, was born April 25, 1709, and married, May — , 1735, Mary . 

146. John Gardiner, was born Dec. 15, 1717, and married, in 1740, Ruth . 

147. Martha Gardiner, was born May 28, 1727 (1723?), and married, Aug. 13, 1741, Thomas Nichols, 
of Warwick, a son of John, of Coventry. 

148. Henry Gardiner, was born March 23, 1725, and married, April — , 1746, Elizabeth Rice, of Cov- 
entry. 

149. Ann Gardiner, was born June 8, 1712, and married, Dec. 31, 1732, Samuel Reynolds, of North 
Kingstown, a son of Joseph, 2, deceased. He died in 1739. His will was proved Sept. 18, 1739. It 

mentions wife Ann and two daughters, Freelove and [olasf — records burned], son Thomas, 

and daughter Abigail. She married, second, John Aytesworth." 

Note. This entry should precede John Gardiner, No. 146. 

§ 30. ROBERT GARDINER,''^ 3 (George, 2; George, i), was born about 1677, and 
married, June 14, 1716, Lydia Littlefield. If this Robert Gardiner, 3, was the Robert 
whose will was probated in 1766, his children were as follows: 

Children of Robert and Lydia (Littlefield) Gardiner 

150. Joshua Gardiner, was born in I7I7(?), and married, Sept. 15, 1743, Sarah Spink. She died 
May 15, 1749. Possibly he married, second, April 28, 1751, Deliverance Reynolds. 

151. Caleb Gardiner, was born in i72o(?), and married, Feb. 12, 1752, Elizabeth Corey. 

152. Annah Gardiner, was born in I722(?), and married, July — , 1742, Robert Reynolds. 

1520. Mary Gardiner, married, Aug. 25, 1754, William Hall, whose second wife she must have been, 
his first wife having been Penelope Gardiner, a daughter of Isaac. 
There may have been other children who died young. 

§ 31. JOHN GARDINER,«3 (George, 2; George, i), married, about 1717, Mary 
Rathbone, of New Shoreham, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Mosher) Rathbone. 
She was born March 6, 1697. His will was made March 25, 1752, and probated April 
14 following. 

Children of John and Mary (Rathbone) Gardiner 

153. Mary Gardiner, was born about 1718 (Dec. 24, 1723?), and married, Nov. 29, 1739, Jireh Mum- 
ford, a son of Peleg and Mary Mtimford, born Aug. 5, 1717. 

154. Margaret Gardiner, was born March 7, 1720, and married, in 1736, Isaac Gardiner, a son of 
Isaac, of Exeter. 

155. Tabitha Gardiner, was born Aug. 17, 1732, and married, Sept. 9, 1750, Gideon Gardiner, a son of 
Isaac, of Exeter. 

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156. John Gardiner, was born July 27, 1727 (Aug. 2, 1725?), and married Amy . 

156a. Samuel Gardiner, of East Greenwich. 

1566. Sarah Gardiner, who died in 1765. 

§ 32. GEORGE GARDINER, 3 (George, 2; George, i) married and had a daughter: 

157. Elizabeth Gardiner,'" who was baptized in 1725, then an adult. She was mentioned in her 
grandfather's will. She married John Bentley, and lived in Hopkinton. 

§ 33. HANNAH GARDINER, 3 (George, 2; George, i), was born . She married, 

January i, 1701, Captain Josiah Westcott, a son of Jeremiah and Eleanor (England) 
Westcott. He was born in 1675, and died November 11, 1721. She died about 1756. 
She married, second, Thomas Burlingame, before 1726, and possibly had no children by 
second husband, as none are mentioned in her father's will. 

Children of Josiah and Hannah (Gardiner) Westcott 

158. Nicholas Westcott, was born Aug. 27, 1702. 

159. Hannah Westcott, was born Aug. 11, 1704. 

160. Tabitha Westcott, was born Dec. 7, 1706. 

161. Josiah Westcott, was born March 6, 1709. 

162. Nathan Westcott, was born March 23, 171 1. He married, March 6, 1735, Ann Greene, born 
Dec. 4, 1712, daughter of Maj. Peter. He married, second, June 16, 1745, Mary Ruttenberge, a daughter 
of Thomas, deceased. 

163. Damaris Westcott, was born June 12, 1713. She married, Sept. 13, 1739, Gideon Harris. 

164. Caleb Westcott, was born Dec. 6, 1716. He married, May 27, 1739, Hannah Gardiner, a 
daughter of George, his cousin.*' 

165. Oliver Westcott, was born Sept. 5, 1720. He married, Dec. 30, 1744, Susannah Wilkinson.*'^ 

§ 34. TABITHA GARDINER,^"' 3 (George, 2; George, i), was born February 2, 
1687. She married Nathaniel Niles. 

§ 35. JOANNA GARDINER, 3 (George, 2; George, i), married, about 1710, Daniel 
Hill. 

Children of Daniel and Joanna (Gardiner) Hill 

166. Tabitha Hill, was born Dec. 3, 1711, and married, March 31, 1743 (1742}), Ephraim Hotvard. 

167. Robert Hill, was born July 8, 1715. 

168. Mary Hill, was born Feb. 21, 171 8, and married, March 31, 1748, John Case. 

169. Daniel Hill, Jr., was born Nov. 17, 1721, and married, Oct. 29, 1747, Elnathan (sic) Greene, 
widow of Thomas, "of West Greenwich." 

170. Susannah Hill, was born Aug. 6, 1724, and married, March 28, 1755, Ayres Ellis. 

§ 36. WILLIAM GARDINER, 3 (William, 2; George, i), was born about 1675. He 
was admitted a freeman in 1712 (1696?). He died in 1748. He married, as first wife, 

Mary . In 1726, October 18, St. Paul's Church records give the following: 

"Mary, wife of William Gardiner, commonly called 'Long William,' received baptism," and 

add, "she died the next day." He married, second, Alice . She was possibly 

a widow, by whom he had no children, as none are mentioned in his will, except those 
by his wife Mary. Doctor MacSparran, in his diary, mentions that he gave a Bible 
to Alice Gardiner^i to give to her daughter Cook, "Long Will's wife" {Diary, October 8, 

1744)- 

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Children of William and Mary Gardiner 

171. William Gardiner, was born about 17 10. He was baptized in 1726, being called an oJm//. He 
married, in 1736, Freelove Watson(l) .^'^ 

172. Thomas Gardiner, was born about 1712, and married, in 1744, Mary Higginbotham{?). He was 
baptized in 1728, being called an adull. 

173. John Gardiner," married Elizabeth Fones. 

174. Desire Gardiner," died unmarried, "only daughter of William Gardin-er," Sept. 27, 1745. 

§ 37. ANN GARDINER, 3 (William, 2; George, i), was married, before 1701, to Joseph 
Hull, a son of Joseph and Experience Harper (Hooper?) Hull. She died September 12, 
1710. He was born about 1679, and died about 1748. Doctor MacSparran, in his 
diary, says under date of September 30, 1745, "I heard Joseph Hull, the Quaker, preach, 
as, alas, it is called, at the funeral of Great William Gardiner's only Daughter Desire 
who died ye Friday before." This seems a little singular when one knows that this 
William Gardiner, called "Long William," "Big William" and "Great William" (see 
Note 54), was a member of Doctor MacSparran's church, and yet had his brother-in-law 
preach at his daughter's funeral. 

Joseph Hull, January i, 1713 (February i, 1712?), married, second, Susannah Greene,** 
and by her had several children. 

Children of Joseph and Ann (Gardiner) Hull 

174a. Ann Hull, was born Oct. 26, 1702, and married, April 27, 1721, Robert Knowles, a son of William 
and Alice (Fish) Knowles. 

175. William Hull, was born June 9, 1705, and married, in 1736, Mary . 

176. Alice Hull, was born May 28, 1708. 

§ 40. DORCAS GARDINER,*S3 (William, 2; George, i), married, November 20, 
1712, Abiel Sherman, a son of Samson and Isabel (Tripp) Sherman. He was born 
October 15, 1684. She died in 1762. He died in 1746. 

Children of Abiel and Dorcas (Gardiner) Sherman 

177. Hannah Sherman, was born Oct. 28, 1713, and died Oct. 9, 1804. She married, Dec. 9, 1742, 
Jeremiah Brown, a son of Samuel. He was born Oct. 27, 1707, and died Aug. 30, 1796. 

178. Ezekiel Sherman, was born April 13, 1717, and died before his father, possibly unmarried. 

179. Isabel Sherman, was born April 9, 1719, and married, Feb. 20, 1734, Caleb Gardiner. 

180. Abiel Sherman, was born April 6, 1723, and married, Jan. 30, 1745, Susannah Boss. He died 
in 1746. 

181. Experience Sherman, was born June i, I729(?), and married, April 6, 1749, Joseph Taylor, a 
son of William and Ann {Goodbody) Taylor. 

182. Sarah Sherman, married. May 16, 1753, as second wife, Robert Brown, ^'' Esq., son of William 
and Elizabeth (Robinson) Brown. He was born July 26, 1718. 

183. James Sherman, was born June 30, 1726, and married, Sept. 8, 1748, Penelope Franklin. He 
married, second, Hannah Fry, a daughter of Thomas, of East Greenwich, Feb. 6, 1755. 

184. Ruth Sherman, was mentioned as "daughter Ruth Sherman" in her mother's will, in 1762. 

§ 41. SUSANNAH GARDINER, 3 (William, 2; George, i), was born about 1696. 
She married, in 1717, William King. Her mother, who died in 1736, in her will men- 
tions granddaughter Susannah King. Possibly the children below were hers. 

Children 



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Children of William and Susannah (Gardiner) King 

185. Susannah King, was born possibly in 1718, and married, April 9, 1738, Edmund Pendleton."^ 

186. Mary King, married, March 17, 1 750-1, John Pullman. 

Note. Susannah Gardiner, 3, may have married a second husband, Potter, as Marhery, Thomas, 

Susannah and Mary Potter are mentioned in their grandmother's will. 

§ 42. TABITHA GARDINER, 3 (William, 2; George, i), married about 1714, Thomas^' 
Avery. 

Children of Thomas (Joseph?) and Tabitha (Gardiner) Avery 
189. Joseph Avery, was born in 1715 (?), and died in infancy. 



190, 
191 
192 
193 



Joseph Avery, 2d, was born Feb. 25, 171 7. 

Elizabeth Avery, was born Aug. 24, 1719, and died Aug. 6, 1743. 

Benjamin Avery. 

Lucy Avery, was born May 2, 1722, and died in 1743. 



§ 43. RACHEL GARDINER, 3 (William, 2; George, i), was born March 25, 1696, 
and died January 8, 1757. She married Joseph Hammond.^' He was born in England, 
November 16, 1690, and died June 24, 1776. 

Children of Joseph and Rachel (Gardiner) Hammond 

194. Joseph Hammond, was born Aug. 28, 171 7, and died May 5, 1792. 

195. John Hammond, was born Oct. 28, 1722, and died May 30, 1792. 

196. Lucy Hammond, was born Aug. 30, 1725, and married William Tisdale. 

197. Benjamin Hammond, was born July, 1730, and died March 24, 1749. 

198. William Hammond, was born Feb. 19, 1731, and died Jan. 25, 1809. He married CMoe Wilbur, 
born Feb. 9, I753(?), and died Dec. 14, 1818. 

§ 44. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 3 (Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born near 1680, 
or somewhat later. He died April 4, 1743, having married, October 13, 1709, Mary 
Eldred, a daughter of Thomas. 

Children of Nicholas and Mary (Eldred) Gardiner 

199. Nicholas Gardiner, was born Dec. 6, 1710, and died . He married, 12, 1729-30, 

Martha Havens, a daughter of William. She died in September, 1746. He married, second, Dorcas 
Gardiner, a daughter of Ephraim. 

200. Ezekiel Gardiner, was born Sept. 29, 1712, and married, Aug. 29, 1734, Dorcas Watson, a daugh- 
ter of John and Hannah (Champlin) Watson. 

201. Sylvester Gardiner, was born Aug. 3, 1714, and married, in 1736, Lydia Dawley. 

202. Hannah Gardiner, was born Sept. 2, 1717, and married, March, 1733-4, John Sweet. He died 
in 1742. She married, second, Jan. 7, 1745, Daniel Dawley (April 26, 1744?). 

203. Amey Gardiner, was born June 17, 1723. 

204. Susannah Gardiner, was born 9, 1725, and married Capt. Robert Norlhup, who died 

Sept. 5, 1783, in his 66th year. 

205. Thomas Gardiner, was born Oct. i, 1729. 

206. Dorcas Gardiner, was born March 27, 1731, and married, Aug. 13, 1752, Henry Tanner. 

§ 45. EZEKIEL GARDINER.^" 3 (Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born near 1684, or 
perhaps considerably later. 

§ 46. GEORGE GARDINER, 3 (Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born near 1686, or con- 
siderably later. He married Susannah , in 1719(7), and died in 1787. 

Children 



20 The Gardiners 



Children of George and Susannah Gardiner 

207. George Gardiner, was born July 25, 1720, and married, Feb. 10 (April 22?), 1742, Sarah Boss, 
a daughter of Peter and Amey {Gardiner) Boss. 

208. Hannah Gardiner, was born May 27, 1723, and married. May 27, 1739, Caleb Westcotl. 

209. Amey Gardiner, was born Aug. 15, 1725, and married, Dec. 10, 1741, Stephen Tefft. 

210. Mary Gardiner, was born in 1727, and married Jeffrey Champlin, Jr., a son of Jeffrey and Mary 
(Northup, a daughter of Henry) Champlin. Henry Northup was a brother of Abigail {Northup) 
Eldred, who married, as second husband, John Watson, Jr., 2. 

211. Sarah Gardiner, was born in 1729, and married, June 8, iy6i, Josiah Sheffield,^"' o( New Shore- 
ham. He died Jan. 22, 1768. She married, second, Litllefield. 

212. Dorcas Gardiner, was born in 1730, and married Edward Perry, Jr. 

213. Nicholas Gardiner, was born in 1734, and married Hannah Champlin, a daughter of Stephen. 

214. EzEKiEL Gardiner, was born in 1734, and married Sarah . 

215. Abigail Gardiner, was born in 1736, and married Robert Potter. 

216. Eliz.\beth Gardiner, was born in 1738, and married Rouse Potter. 
Note. These children are all mentioned in George Gardiner's, 3, will. 

§ 47. JOHN WATSON, 3 (Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born July 22, 1676, 
and died November 8, 1772, in the ninety-seventh year of his age. An obituary notice 
appeared in a newspaper the week after his death which seems worthy of quotation. 
"On Wednesday last Departed this life and on Saturday was decently interred, John 
Watson, Esquire, in the 97th year of his age. He was the first child born in Narra- 
gansett after the Indian war. He was blest with more than a common share of good 
sense and was early Employed in Many Important afTairs, was several years a member 
of the General Assembly and Sustained other offices of Trust and Importance, all of 
which he Executed with Integrity and to general Satisfaction. He enjoyed an uncommon 
Share of good health, having never been Confined to his bed Till a few days before his 
Death. He Retained his memory and Rational faculties to the Last. He had eight 
children, fifty-seven grandchildren, forty-five great grandchildren, and three great great 
grandchildren, in all i63(?),^' of whom I38(?) are now living and a great part of them 
followed his corpse to the grave. He was a loving husband, a Tender Father, a Just 
Magistrate, a good neighbor, a mild Master and An Honest Man." (There seems to 
have been something the matter with the reporter's mathematics.) 
In 1708, a few years after his first marriage, John Watson bought of William Gardiner 
seventy-five acres, "near Pettaquamscutt Rock." This land was bounded easterly on 
the river, southerly by Arnold, westerly on highway, and northerly by land of Jahleel 
Brenton. This farm, with other land added to it, has been in the possession of lineal 
descendants of Mr. Watson ever since that date until a few years ago, when Mr. J. V. B. 
Watson sold it to Mrs. Carver. It had previously never been sold, but always given 
by will, Mrs. Carver's deed being the first since 1708. It descended from father to 
eldest son, whose name for six generations was John. In the seventh generation the 
eldest son, John, having died, the next eldest, whose name was Joseph, succeeded to the 
estate, and it was his son, J. V. B. Watson, who made the first deed. Five generations 
of Watson descendants of eldest sons are buried on this land. John Watson became a 
large landholder. The greater part of his lands he gave to his sons by deeds of gift 
before his death. 

He 



Third Generation 21 

He was married three times: first, April 8, I703(?), to Hannah Champlin, daughter of 

Jeffrey. She died October 31, 1720. He married, second, April 22, 1722, Abigail, 

widow of Samuel Eldred and daughter of Stephen and Mary (Thomas) Northup. She 

died August 22, 1737. He married, third, September, 1738, Sarah Mowry. She died 

March 12, 1764. In an interesting diary kept by his son, Jefifrey Watson (from which 

are taken the above data), is a copy of the publishment of his third marriage. It is given 

as an illustration of the customs of the times. 

"Kings County, Sept. A. D. 1738 

These are to Publish the Bans of Marriage Between John Watson and Sarah Mowrey, 

both of South Kingstown in the County afore Said, and if any person or person Can Show 

Just Cause Why these two may not be joyned together in Mattrymony they must make 

there application as the Law Directs, and not to Pull Down nor Deface this publication 

at their Peril. 

Given under my hand and Seal in South Kingstown this loth Day of September A. D. 

1738. 

Per Isaac Sheldon Justice." 

John Watson's children were by his first and second wives. 

Children of John and Hannah (Champlin) Watson 

217. Hannah Watson, was born March i, lyo^-^, and married William Clarke, a son o{ Lalhani. He 
died in 1746. She married, second, David Greene.^^ 

218. Ann Watson, was born March 27, 1708-9, and died in 1771. She married Benjamin Allen. 

219. John Watson, was born March 13, 1709-10, and died April 26, 1791. He married, June 2 (26?), 
1736, Isabel Sherman, a daughter of Job and Bridget (Gardiner) Sherman. She died May 22, 1753. 

220. Jeffrey Watson, was born Aug. 3, 1712, and died May 10, 1787. The record of his birth reads 
"Aug. 3d Old Style which is the 14th day of August now in New Style." He married, Nov. 29, 
1732, Bathsheba Smith, a daughter of John/' Jr. and Mercy {Westcott) Smith. She was born April 7, 
1710. 

221. Elisha Watson, was born Sept. 14, 1714, "Old Style," and died Sept. 11, 1737. 

222. Dorcas Watson, was born Oct. 25, 1716, and married, Aug. 29, 1734, Ezekiel Gardiner, a son of 
Nicholas. She died in 1785. 

223. Amy Watson, was born Oct. 18, 1719, and married, in 1738, John Lillibridge. 

Children of Second Wife 

224. Freelove Watson, was born in 1723, and married, in 1743, John Champlin, a son ol Jeffrey, Jr., 
and Susannah (— ) Champlin, being his third wife. John was born Feb. 12, 1717. 

225. Mary Watson, was born about 1725. 

§ 48. SAMUEL WATSON," 3 (Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born in 1686, 
and died November 25, 1779. He married Mercy Helme, a daughter of Rouse and 
Mary. In 1713, Ichabod Potter, Samuel Watson and Samuel Helme acknowledged that 
they had received from their brother-in-law. Rouse Helme, their part in their father 
Helme's estate. He married, second, Hannah, widow of Honorable Samuel Slocum, 
daughter of Edward and Hannah (Stanton) Carr, and granddaughter of Governor 
Caleb Carr. She was born October 13, 1691. In her father's will (1711), she is called 
Hannah Slocum. In her mother's will (1752), she is called "Hannah Watson, wife of 
Samuel Watson," while her son, John Slocum, mentions "My Antient and honored 
mother Hannah Watson." 

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22 The Gardiners 



Children of Samuel Watson 

226. Samuel Watson, married Hannah Hazard,'^ a daughter of Jeremiah. She was born in April, 
1714. 

227. Benjamin Watson, was born in 1724, and married, Sept. 28, 1749, Sarah Westgale.'^^ He died 
Feb. 28, 1797, aged 73 years. 

228. Nicholas Watson. 

229. Stephen Watson, was born in 1726, and married, Sept. 4, 1757, Abigail Arnold, a daughter of 
Joseph and Patience (Gifford) Arnold. He died in 1811 (Feb. 2). 

230. Ann Watson, married, July, 1742, Robert Reynolds. 

231. Dorcas Watson, married, Aug. 19, 1736, Stephen Gardiner. 

232. Mary Watson, married, Aug. 20, 1741, Edward Slocum. He died Oct. 16, 1778. 

233. Freelove Watson. 

234. Caleb Watson, was admitted a freeman in 1746, and married Champlin. 

235. Margaret Watson. 

236. Frances Watson, married Moses Slocum, Aug. 21, 1746. 

§ 49. WILLIAM WATSON,'"' 3 (Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i). He may have been 
several years older than his brother Samuel. As his brother John was born in 1676, it 
is possible that he may have been born in 1678. His son, William Watson, Jr., made a 
deposition with his father, in 1740, when he must have been of mature age. This is the 
only child of whom there is a certain record. 
Child of William Watson 

236a. William Watson, was born about 1700, and married, about 1725, Mary Slocum, a daughter of 
Samuel and Hannah (Carr) Slocum. John Slocum, in his will, mentions, in 1756, "Aged and Honored 
Mother, Hannah Watson," (see Samuel Watson, No. 4S), and also sister Mary Watson. She was 
born Oct. 12, 1 708. There was, perhaps, one son. 

§ 50. FRANCES WATSON, 3 (Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born — . 

She married Daniel Brown, ^' 3, a son of Jeremiah, 2 (Chad, i), and died after 1726. 

Children of Daniel and Frances (Watson) Brown 

237. Elizabeth Brown, was born March 13, 1705, and married, as second wife, Robert Hannah, May 
31. 1730. 

238. Mary Brown, was born Aug. 3, 1706. 

238a. Benjamin Brown, was born March 16, 1708, and married, April 6, 1730, Abigail Macoon 

(McCoone?). 
2386. Daniel Brown, was born Nov. 15, 1709, and married, Oct. 25, 1747, Deliverance Medbury. 
238c. Elisha Brown, was born Jan. 26, 171 1, and married, Jan. 14, 1734, Patience Edmunds. 
238(/. Dorcas Brown, was born May 22 (23?), 1713, and married, Feb. 24, 1730-1, David Babcock. 
238e. John Brown, was born Feb. 18, 1718 (1714-5?). 

Children of Second Wife (?) [See Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island, Westerly, 

page 83.) 

238/. Desire Brown, (twin,) was born Jan. 8, 1723. 

238g. Frances Brown, (twin,) was born Jan. 8, 1723. 

§ 51. ANN WATSON, 3 (Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born , and 

married, about 1705, Peter Wells, a son of Peter. He was born in 1681, and died in 
1732. After the death of his first wife he married Susannah Barker, widow of Peter, 
and daughter of John Peckham.^' In 1702 his father deeded to him, "for love," a farm 
of one hundred acres, — the farm upon which he (Peter, Sr.), was then living, "he having 

behaved 



Third Generation 23 



behaved himself dutifully to his said father in this my aged and feeble Condition." In 
1711, July 31, the proprietors of Hall's purchase deeded to Peter Wells, Jr., one hundred 
acres. This farm was what is now known as the J. G. Clarke farm, owned and occupied 
by his descendants. The original house, built by Peter Wells, was one and one-half 
stories high. The farm was next owned by James Wells, son of Peter, Jr. He, in 1755, 
sold it to John Whithorne, of Newport, who also purchased two hundred acres on the 
west and added them to it. In this tract of two hundred acres is the great 
swamp, the scene of the Indian swamp fight, now called the Indian Fori. Whit- 
horne enlarged the house to its present size (1859). Some ten or fifteen years ago, 
Mr. J. G. Clarke, Jr., took down the old house and erected the present large and com- 
modious stone mansion. Whithorne mortgaged the farm to his son-in-law, H. G. (H. J. 
— Henry John?) Overing, of Newport. Soon afterwards Whithorne died and Overing 
took possession and sold the farm to the grandfather of Honorable J. G. Clarke. Over- 
ing's house in Newport was the headquarters of General Prescott, and it was there that 
he was surprised by Colonel Barton and made a prisoner. Overing was a Royalist and 
left Rhode Island with the British. 

Children of Peter and Ann (Watson) Wells 

239. James Wells, was born Sept. 30, 1706, and married Mary Barker,'^ daughter of Peler and Su- 
sannah (Peckham) Barker. 

240. Ann Wells, was born Oct. 20, 1708, and married, Nov. 26, 1735, Thomas Frazer. 

241. Rebecca Wells, was born Dec. 30, 1710, and married, Sept. 4 (i?), 1731, William Clarke. 

242. Peter Wells, was born May 1713, and married, Dec. 11, 1733, Elizabeth Sweet, a daughter of 
William. 

243. John Wells, was born April 14, 1716. 

244. Mary Wells, was born in 1718, and married, Sept. 7, 1734 (1738?), William Crawford, of Warwick. 

245. Dorcas Wells, was born Sept. 17, 1720, and married. May 4, 1742, Joshua Rathbone. There is 
one child on record, Joshua Rathbone, born Jan. 8, 1742-3. He married, Oct. 30, 1766, Sarah Borden, 
a daughter of Abraham. 

246. Samuel Wells, was born Feb. 2, 1725. 



§ 52, HERODIAS WATSON, 3 (Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born . 

She married, April 11, 1706, John Sheldon, 2, a son of John, i. He had two hundred 
acres of land deeded to him by the proprietors of Hall's Purchase. Honorable Elisha R. 
Potter says: "The house of John Sheldon appears to have been one of the first, if not the 
very first, built in this purchase, being referred to as a well-known landmark in the 

oldest deed. This house stood where Tanner's house now stands (1835), not 

far from Judge John G. Clarke's." 

Children of John and Herodias (Watson) Sheldon 

247. John Sheldon, was born Feb. 10, 1707, and married, Feb. 2, 1727-8 (1726-7?), Sarah Sherman. 

248. Dorcas Sheldon, was born Jan. 4, 1708, and married Feb. 7, 1726-7 (1727-8?), Jonathan Sherman. 

249. George Sheldon, was born May 26 (25?), 1709. 

250. Samuel Sheldon, was born Jan. 15, 1713-4, and married, Sept. 23, 1739, Susannah Sherman. 

251. William Sheldon, was born March 27, 1714 (1715?), and married Rebecca Rhodes, a daughter 
of Zacharias and Mary (Randall) Rhodes. She was born June 19 (29?), 1716. 

252. Elizabeth Sheldon, was born Feb. 26 (March 31?), 1720. 

253. Sarah Sheldon, was born Feb. 18 (Feb. 26? March 26?), 1721-2. 

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§ 57. JOHN GARDINER, 3 (Joseph, 2; George, i), was born September 17, or 7, 
1697. In 1732 and 1736 he was Assistant. From 1743 to 1748 he was General Treas- 
urer, and in 1754-5 'irid again in 1756 he was elected Deputy Governor, to succeed Gov- 
ernor Jonathan Nichols, who had, at the latter date, died in office. He kept this posi- 
tion until 1764, when he, too, died in office. Jeffrey Watson, in his diary, under date 
January 29, 1764, says, "This morning the Honorable John Gardiner Dept. Governor 
Departed this life he is to be buried the second day of February." John Gardiner 
married, October 23, 1720, Frances Sanford, a daughter of John and Frances (Clarke) 
Sanford and a granddaughter of Jeremiah and Ann Clarke. She was born January 13, 
1702-3. 

Children of John and Frances (Sanford) Gardiner 

254. Mary G.\rdiner, was born March 13, 1722, and married, Dec. 25, 1743, Benjamin Wickham, as 
his second wife. She died May 8, 1788. 

255. Frances Gardiner, was born Jan. 18, 1724, and married, Oct. 3, 1745, William Benson. She 
died Nov. 30, 1 773. 

256. John Holmes Gardiner, was born Dec. 24, 1726, and married . He had a daughter 

Elizabeth, who married Capt. John Trevilt, and possibly other children. 

257. George Gardiner, was born March 8, 1728. 

258. Catharine Gardiner, was born Aug. 20, 1731, and married, July 6, 1750, Thomas Rodman, a 
son of Dr. Clarke and Ann (Coggeshall) Rodman. 

259. Lydi.\ Gardiner, was born Nov. 13, 1733, and married, in 1753, William Rodman, a son of Samuel 
and Mary (Willett) Rodman. 

260. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Dec. 4, 1735, and married Capt. Peter Wanton. 

261. William Gardiner, was born Dec. 4, 1737, and married, Dec. 5, 1759, Mary Bassett. 

262. Sanford Gardiner, was born Dec. 19, 1739, and married, Dec. 4, 1760, Ann Newton. 

263. Ann G.ardiner, was born March 31, 1743, and married, July i, 1764, Willett Carpenter, in Newport. 

264. Abigail Gardiner, was born Jan. 19, 1749, and married, May 14, 1774, James Wallace. 

§ 58. ROBERT GARDINER,'" 3 (Joseph, 2; George, i), was born August 16, 1699. 

He married Ann . He was admitted a freeman from Newport in 1722. 

Child of Robert and Ann Gardiner 

265. Freelove Gardiner, was born Oct. 24, 1727, and married William Easton.''^ 

§ 60. JOSEPH GARDINER, 3 (Joseph, 2; George, i), was born April 7 (17?), 1703, 
and married Abigail Thurston, a daughter of Edward, 3, and Elizabeth (Gardiner, daughter 
of Samuel) Thurston. She was born November 18, 1707, and died April 9, 1768. She 
was a widow in 1752. 

Child of Joseph and Abigail (Thurston) Gardiner 

266. Joseph Gardiner. 

§ 61. GEORGE GARDINER, 3 (Joseph, 2; George, i), was born January (February?) 
4, 1704-5. He married Mary Thurston (see Thurston Genealogj'). a daughter of William 
(born in 1680). She was possibly a second wife. Possibly he married, November 14, 
1737, Alice Brown," of Newport. The children are recorded in West Greenwich. 

Children of George Gardiner, of West Greenwich 

266a. George Gardiner, was born June 3, 1739. 

2666. David G.ardiner, was born June 13, 1741, and married, Nov. 20, 1765, Elizabeth Gardiner. 

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266c. Paul Gardiner, was born Aug. 29, 1743. 

266d. William Thurston Gardiner, married, Nov. 13, 1776, Asa(?] Remington. 

§ 62. CATHARINE GARDINER, 3 (Joseph, 2; George, i), was born February i, 

1707. She married Edward Thurston, 4, eldest son of Edward and Elizabeth (Gardiner, 

daughter of Samuel) Thurston. He was born in Newport, Rhode Island, September 8, 

1702. 

Children of Edward and Catharine (Gardiner) Thurston 

267. Susannah Thurston, was born in 1728, and died March 14, 1730. 

268. Susannah Thurston, 2d, was born in 1733, and died May 10, 1736. 

269. Edward Thurston, was born in 173-. Was a Free Baptist* preacher near Providence, R. I. 

270. John Thurston, was born 1734, and married Mary Brett. 

271. Catharine Thurston, was born in 1736, and married, March 19, 1761, William Wiken (Wilson?), 
and had children, John, 5, and Edward Thurston Wiken. 

§ 64. WILLIAM GARDINER," 3 (Joseph, 2; George, i), was born in 1712, and died 
in 1774, aged sixty-two. He lived in Carr lane, near the Carr burying-ground, now Mill 
Street. He married, July 27, 1734, Mary Carr. 

Children of William and Mary (Carr) Gardiner 

272. John Gardiner, was born Sept. 23, 1735, and married Ann Carr, widow of Audley Clarke. 

273. Mary Gardiner, was born Jan. 31, 1737, and died April 10, 1804. She married, Oct. 10, 1758, 
Capt. Peleg Clarke. 

274. Caleb Gardiner, merchant, was born in 1739, and died Dec. 24, 1806. He married, June 3, 1770, 
Sarah Ann Robinson, a daughter of Dr. James. He married, as a second wife, April 17, 1788, Sarah 
Fowler. She died April 15, 1795, being a daughter of Samuel Fowler. Capt. Gardiner married, as a 
third wife, Oct. 20, 1799, Mary, a daughter of Gov. John Collins. She died Oct. 20 (2?), 1806, 
aged 42. 

275. William Gardiner, was born April 17, 1741, and died in 1803. His will was proved Feb. 15, 
1803. He married Ruth Richardson. 

276. Frances Gardiner, was born Oct. 15, 1742, and married, Feb. 21, 1770, ]\id%G Constant Tabor, s. p. 

277. Catharine Gardiner, was born Feb. 14, 1743, and married William Burroughs, Nov. 11, 1764. 

278. Hannah Gardiner, was born July 20, 1746, and died in 1746. 

279. Daniel Gardiner, was born in 1748, and was drowned in Newport in 1789. He was a sea cap- 
tain. He married, April 24, 1775, Sarah Hazard, daughter of Mayor George Hazard. She married, 
second, Dr. George Hazard, son of Judge Carder Hazard, her first cousin. 

280. Joseph Gardiner, was born in 1754, and died in 1799. His will mentions William Gardiner, 
Christopher Fowler, Samuel F. Gardiner and John Collins. He married Prudence Durfee. 

§ 67. ELIZABETH GARDINER,'^ 3 (Jeremiah, 2 ; George, i), was born November 26, 
1 7 14, and married, about 1731, John Cottrell. They were married in North Kingstown 
by William Hall, Assistant. Mr. Hall was Assistant in 1731, and not in 1732. John 
Cottrell was admitted a freeman from North Kingstown in 1734, and in 1739 he was 
freeman from Westerly, being then called John Cottrell, 2d. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Cottrell 

281. Elizabeth Cottrell, was born April 6, 1733. 

282. Hannah Cottrell, was born May 4, 1735, and married, Jan. 17, 1754, Elias Burdick. 

283. Dorcas Cottrell, was born May 4, 1737, and married, Dec. 27, 1754, Carey Burdick. 

284. Thomas Cottrell, was born Sept. 4, 1739, and died Jan. 30, 1798. 



♦First Freewill Baptist (now Free Baptist) Church in Rhode Island was organized in 1812. 



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26 The Gardiners 



285. Benjamin Cottrell, was born Sept. 14, 1742. 

286. John Cottrell, was born March 12, 1745. 

§ 68. FREELOVE GARDINER,'* 3 (Jeremiah, 2; George, i), was born July (Feb- 
ruary(?) 28, 1716, and married John Albro. He was possibly a son of John and Margaret 
( ) Albro, as he named a daughter Margaret. 

Children of John and Freelove (Gardiner) Albro 

287. Jeremiah Albro, was born June, , and married, Oct. 15, 1758, Mary Tefft. 

288. Eunice Albro, was born March, , and married, Oct. 12, 1758, James Whilhorne. 

289. Margaret Albro, was born August 5, . 

290. A Child, was born June 27, . Possibly her name was Dorcas. If so, she married, April 23, 

1 761, Thomas Phillips. 

291. A Son, was born June 27, . These two children were, apparently, twins. 

292. Mary. 

§ 69. JEREMIAH GARDINER,'* 3 (Jeremiah, 2; George, i), was born January 28, 
1719. He married, about 1740, Tabitha Gardiner, a daughter of Nicholas and Mary 
(Northup) Gardiner. Mary (Northup) Gardiner, in her will, dated in 1757 and proved 
in 1771, mentions daughter Tabitha Gardiner, wife of Jeremiah. 

Children of Jeremiah and Tabitha (Gardiner) Gardiner 

293. Lydia Gardiner, was born June (Jan.?) 15, 1741, and married, June'" 8, , John Northup, a 

son of Immanuel. 

294. Phebe Gardiner, was born May 27, 1745 (1743?), and died July 27, 1771, having married, as 
second wife, John Northup. 

295. Benjamin Gardiner, was born Nov. 9, 1746 (1747?), and died July 8, 1834. He married. May 22, 
1766, Tabitha Browning, a daughter of William. She was born Sept. 4, 1748, and died July 13, 1821. 

296. (Daughter) Gardiner, was born July 30, 1750. 

297. Amos Gardiner, was born Dec. 7, I758(?), and died in 1803. 

For continuation of this line from Jeremiah Gardiner, 3, see Nicholas, 3 {George, 2 ; George, i ), No. S20. 

§ 70. PHEBE GARDINER,'* 3 (Jeremiah, 2; George, i), was born October 26, 1722, 
and died June 15, 1810. Her tombstone record reads "aged 90," — as correct as tomb- 
stone records are generally. She married Samuel Browning, Jr., who died before 1787. 

Children of Samuel and Phebe (Gardiner) Browning 

298. A Child, was born June 3, 1743. 
2980. A Child, was born Nov. 6, 1745. 

299. A Child, was born Dec. 5, 1748. 

300. Mercy Browning, was born Dec. 10(19?), 1 751, and married 7oie/'/! ^rKoW, a son of /oie/>/z and 
Hannah Arnold, April 24, 17 — . 

301. William Browning, was born July 21, 1754, and married, Dec. 13, 1787, Sarah Cole, a daughter 
of Capt. John Cole. 

302. Gardiner Browning, was born May 31, 1761, and married, March 27, 1784, Izitt Cole, a daughter 
of John. 

§ 71. SARAH GARDINER,'* 3 (Jeremiah, 2; George, i), was born April 6, 1725, and 
married, October 3, 1743, Simeon Babcock, in Hopkinton. 

Children of Simeon and Sarah (Gardiner) Babcock 

303. Eunice Babcock, was born Oct. 3, 1744. 

304. Jeremiah Babcock, was born March 16, 1746, and married Susannah Rogers. 

305- 



Third Generation 27 



305. Thomas Babcock, was born July 21, 174S. 

306. Lucy Babcock, was born Jan. 11, 1750. 

307. Dorcas Babcock, was born Dec. 3 (i?), 1753. 

308. Jason Babcock, was born July 9, 1756, and married, , Mary 

309. Lydia Babcock, was born June 20, 1759. 

310. Hannah Babcock, was born April 28, 1762. 

311. Lucas Babcock, was born April 24, 1765. 



312. Jonathan B.\bcock, was born April 18, 1768, and married, Feb. 20, 1795, Presilla Wheeler, of 
Stonington, Conn. 

§ 74. DESIRE GARDINER,'^ 3 (Jeremiah, 2; George, i), was born November, 6 
1734, and married, April 10, 1763, Elisha Clarke. He died in 1785. 

Children of Elisha and Desire (Gardiner) Clarke 

313. Gardiner Clarke, was born June 7, 1764. 

314. Abigail Clarke, was born April 9, 1766. 

315. Jabez Clarke, was born March ig, 1769. 

316. Benjamin Clarke, was born Nov. 12, 177-. 

317. Elisha(?) Clarke. 

318. — Clarke. 

§ 75. JAMES GARDINER,'^-" 3 (Jeremiah,2; George, i), was born Novemberil, 1737. 

§ 76. PENELOPE GARDINER,'^-" 3 (Jeremiah, 2; George, i),was born November li, 
1737 (James and Penelope, twins), and married William Hiscox, Jr., of Westerly. 

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JOHN GARDINER, 4 (William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
July 8, 1696, and died July 7, 1770. In 1722, he was admitted a free- 
man from South Kingstown. He was Assistant'" to Governor William 
Wanton from 1732 to December, 1733, and to Governor John Wanton 
from 1733 (1734?) to 1736. In 1774 he was called Colonel John 
Gardiner and was appointed Commissioner for the Colony. 
John Gardiner owned a large estate in Boston Neck, South Kingstown, and also one in 
Westerly, Rhode Island. This last he gave to his son Thomas. In his will, written in 
1769 and probated in 1770, he gave to his wife his "now" dwelling-house and also the 
land he bought in Boston Neck of Ebenezer and Ephraim Smith. This last tract con- 
tained several hundred acres. It would seem that at the time of his death he was not 
living on what he called his homestead, for this farm he had given to his son, Colonel John 
Gardiner, "it being the farm where Amos is now living," calling it "the old homestead 
farm," i.e., the farm given by his father to him, as eldest son. This was possibly the 
land bought by William Gardiner, in 171 1, of George Whitman. He [John, of Boston 
Neck] gave to his son John two hundred sheep, ten cows and his clock; to his daughter 
Abigail Updike eleven hundred Spanish milled dollars; to his daughter Sarah Gardiner 
thirteen hundred Spanish milled dollars; and to his daughter Lydia fourteen hundred 
Spanish milled dollars. To his grandson James, son of his son William, he gave five 
hundred Spanish milled dollars. His widow, in her will of 1772, gave to her grandson 
James eight hundred silver dollars; to her daughter Abigail Updike two hundred silver 
dollars and four silver porringers, marked G. M.; to her daughter Lydia Gardiner 
two hundred silver dollars, a silver teapot, milk pot, silver pepper box, eight table spoons, 
twelve teaspoons, and silver sugar tongs. To her son John Gardiner she gave two silver 
porringers and to her son Benjamin two silver porringers. 

John Gardiner married, about 1720, Mary'^ Hill. She died June 11, 1739, "in the 38th 
year of her age." He married, secondly, December 13, 1739, Mary'^ Taylor, of Jamaica, 
Long Island. She died April 24, 1774, "In the 6oth year of her age." 

Children of John and Mary (Hill) Gardiner 

319. Anstis Gardiner, was born March 23, 1721. She married, Dec. 31, 1741, Rowland Robinson, a 
son of Deputy-Governor William and Martha (Potter) Robinson. 

320. Hannah Gardiner, was born April 22, 1723. She possibly died'" before her father, as she is not 
mentioned in his will. 

28 321. 



Fourth Generation 29 

321. Thomas Gardiner, was born March ii, 1725. He married, Nov. 9, 1749, Martha, a daughter of 
Henry, a son of Nicholas^^ Gardiner. 

322. Amos Gardiner, was born March 27, 1729, and married, Oct. 10, 1751, Sarah Bill, a daughter of 
Capt. Joshua Bill. 

Children of John and Mary (Taylor) Gardiner 

323-. Abigail Gardiner, was born Sept. 26, 1740. She died May 21, iSao.'^ She married Lodowick 
Updike, who died June 6, 1804, aged 79. 

324. William Gardiner, was born May (March?) 18, 1742, and married Eunice Belden. 

325. Lydia Gardiner,'' was born in 1744. She married, first, Robert Champlin. She married, second, 
John Faxon. 

326. John Gardiner, was born in 1747, and died in 1808. He married, Dec. 10 (13?), 1772, Sarah, 
(see No. 46S), a daughter of Capt. Samuel Gardiner. 

327. Mary Gardiner. Her tombstone records that she died Oct. 16, 1762, aged 18 years and three 
months. 

328. Sarah Gardiner,*^ died in 1772. Her will, of this date, reads, "I Sarah Gardiner Gentlewoman," 
etc. It mentions mother Mary, to whom she gives one thousand Spanish milled dollars, brothers 
John and Benjamin, sisters Abigail Updike and Lydia Gardiner, to each of whom she bequeaths 
considerable sums in Spanish milled dollars. 

329. Benjamin G.\rdiner, was born Jan. 4, 1750. He married, Jan. 30 (13?), 1774, Elizabeth Wicks, 
a daughter of Thomas and Ruth {Brown, daughter of William). She was born Nov. 7, 1754, 
and died May 8, 1796. He married, second, Dec. i, 1799, Amey (.Almy?) Ann Coggeshall. She 
died Jan. 5, 1800. He married, third, March 5, 1801, Mary Rowland. 

§ 79. WILLIAM GARDINER,^^ 4 (William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, 1), was born May 
21, 1698, and married, April 16, 1719, Elizabeth Gibbs. 

Children of William and Elizabeth (Gibbs) Gardiner 

330. Abigail Gardiner, was born about 1720. She married, Oct. 19, 1735, Matthew Stewart. 

331. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born about 1722. She married iVj'c/wte LecAwere, Comptroller of the 
Customs in Newport. 

§ 80. ABIGAIL GARDINER, 4 (William 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born September 
24, 1700, and died in 1773. She married, November 19, 1719, Caleb Hazard, son of 
Colonel George and Penelope (Arnold) Hazard. He died January 15, 1726. She mar- 
ried, second, March 2, 1726-7, as second wife, William Robinson, afterwards Deputy 
Governor of the State (Colony?). He was born January 26, 1693, and died September 19, 
1751, being a son of Rowland and Mary (Allen) Robinson. Mary Allen was a grand- 
daughter of Governor Henry Bull, her mother being his daughter Elizabeth, who married 
John Allen. 

William Robinson was given by his father, by will, three hundred acres in Boston Neck, 
and three hundred in Westerly, Rhode Island, and, after his mother's death, "all houses, 
mills and land, that were hers" after his father's death, in 1716. He appeared before 
the Council as executor to his father's will, with his mother, and declared that Rowland 
Robinson, on his deathbed, bequeathed to his granddaughters Mary and Sarah Robin- 
son, i. e. to each one of them, one hundred and fifty acres in Wood River farm, in 
Westerly. This land, by the consent of the Council, William Robinson conveyed to 
his nieces, children of his brother John and Mary (Hazard) Robinson. 

He 



30 The Gardiners 



He was an enterprising man and bought large tracts of land, until he was the owner of 
nearly four thousand acres. In 1724, Jeremiah Wilson sold him, for one thousand, two 
hundred pounds, three hundred and fifty acres. In 1737 Robert Hannah, for four thou- 
sand pounds, sold him "one messuage or tenement, with two hundred and 60 acres." 
In 1737, George Mumford, for four thousand pounds, sold him two hundred acres 
on Point Judith. In 1739 Samuel Allen (his cousin), of Woodbridge, Middlesex 
County, New Jersey, for one thousand pounds, sold him "All that messuage or tene- 
ment, together with houses, out houses, buildings, lands, Gardens, Orchard, &c., Con- 
taining Eighty acres, bounded North by County road. East by Saucatucket river, & 
lying near to a certain place called Sugar loaf." (This was the western boundary of his 
land.) In 1741 Joseph Mumford, for six thousand pounds, sold him one hundred and 
sixty acres. In 1742 William Brenton and wife Alice, for two thousand pounds, sold 
him six hundred acres in Point Judith. In 1746, for eight thousand pounds, — — — ■ sold 
him two hundred and thirty acres. It must be remembered that the money paid for 
these lands was reckoned in depreciated currency. The dates will give the exact amounts, 
which, even then, will show large sums for the first half of the eighteenth century. His 
[William Robinson's] home was on what is now (1897) the Samuel Strang farm, the old 
mansion having been taken down about 1882. This house was possibly built by his 
father previously to 1716, as the inventory of his father's estate, at that date, mentions 
certain articles in the "Old Home," such as flock beds, a dozen pewter plates, pewter 
platters, galley pots and casseroles, which were called cassons, etc., which seem to show 
that the "old home" was the slaves' quarters. This old home was near the head of Petta- 
quamscutt Cove, not far from the new house. Governor William's grandson, Christo- 
pher, to whom this farm fell by his father's will, used to point out the exact site of his 
great-grandfather's homestead. This farm descended from father to son for five genera- 
tions and was finally sold, about 1874, to Mr. Samuel Strang, of New York, making two 
hundred years that the property had remained in the Robinson family. Governor 
Robinson's Point Judith lands were largely used in raising stock, especially horses, the 
Narragansett pacer being the favorite breed. Tradition says that these horses were 
raised from stock imported by himself and were especially used as saddle horses, many 
being exported, with the products of his farms. The inventory of his estate shows not 
only the amount of his wealth, but the size of his house, which was none too large to 
accommodate his numerous family. The rooms were: great-room, great-room bedroom, 
dining-room and dining-joom bedroom, store bedroom and northeast bedroom, kitchen 
and kitchen closet, store closet, cheese-room and milk-room, these all on the first floor, 
with corresponding rooms above and several finished rooms in the attic. All these rooms 
were large, even the bedrooms being of respectable size. The store bedroom had a fire- 
place and it was here that were generally to be found the cradle and trundle bed, which 
tell their own story. It was the mother's room. The silver in the "buflfet in the Great 
room" was inventoried at J6374, 35. The size of the dairy can be easily inferred from 
the fact that there were four thousand and sixty pounds of cheese on hand at the time 
of his (Governor Robinson's) death, they being mentioned in the inventory and valued 
at five hundred and fifty-eight pounds. In 1751 a Spanish milled dollar was worth two 

pounds, 



Fourth Generation 31 

pounds, six shillings. On book account there were due thirteen hundred and sixteen 
pounds, and seven shillings. Due by bond, there were five thousand, five hundred and 
sixty-one pounds. His live stock was one hundred and nine cows and calves; five hun- 
dred and sixty-five sheep and lambs; twenty-one horse-kind, eleven mares, seven 
colts and one stallion, with three riding horses; eight negro women and ten men. This 
number of slaves may or may not have included nine slaves given away by his will. His 
household must have consisted of over thirty persons, — as he had thirteen children," 
five by his first wife and three sons of his second wife by her first husband, the four orphan 
daughters of his brother John being also brought up in his family. 
Governor Robinson was a valued member of the Society of Friends. 
His public life covered a period of twenty-four years, and during all this time he was 
actively engaged in the business of the Colony. He was Deputy in 1724-8, '34, '36, 
'41, and '48. In 1735-6, '41, and '42, he was Speaker of the House. In 1745-6 and 
1747-8 he was Deputy Governor of the Colony. He, with his two wives, was buried 
in the family burial ground, at Point Judith. A few years ago his great-grandson, Mr. 
Attmore Robinson, removed his remains, and those of his daughter Abigail, wife of John 
Wanton, to the Riverside Cemetery in Wakefield. 

Children of Caleb and Abigail (Gardiner) Hazard 

332. William Hazard, was born April 12, 1721, and married Phebe, a daughter of John and Damaris 
Hull. 

333. Robert Hazard, was born May i, 1723, and married Elizabeth, a daughter of Deputy-Governor 
Robert Hazard. 

334. Caleb Hazard, was born Jan. 21, 1724-5, and died young. 

335. Caleb Hazard, was born Sept. 22, 1726, and married Mary . He died March 4, 1784. 

Children of William and Abigail (Gardiner) Robinson 

336. Christopher Robinson, was born Dec. 31, 1727, and married Ruhamah Champlin, a daughter 
of CoL Christopher, Nov. 30, 1752. 

337. William Robinson, was born Aug. i, 1729, and married, May 17, 1750, Elizabeth Wanton, a. daugh- 
ter of Philip and Hannah (Rodman) Wanton. He died May 30, 1792. 

338. Thomas Robinson, was born Jan. 25, 1731, and died Nov. 10, 1817, at Newport, R. I. He mar- 
ried, March 21, 1754 (1752?), Sarah Richardson, a daughter of Thomas and Mary, of Newport. 

339. Abigail Robinson, was born Dec. 19, 1732, and died March 3, 1754, aged 21 years, 2 months and 
25 days. She married John Wanton, of Newport. 

340. Sylvester Robinson, was born Jan. 23, 1735, and died in 1809. He married, first, Alice Perry, 
a daughter of James, and, second, Sarah, widow of John Nichols, and a daughter of Capt. John and 
Margaret (Hastings) Benton. 

341. Mary Robinson, was born Oct. 8, 1736, and married, Feb. 17, 1757, John Dockray, of Newport, 
a son of Benjamin Dockray, of Wigton, England. 

342. James Robinson, was born Dec. 31, 1738, and married Anne Rodman. 

343. John Robinson, was born Jan. 13, 1742-3, and married, first, Sarah Peckham, a daughter of 
Benjamin and Mary (Hazard) Peckham. She died in 1775. He married, second, Hannah Stewart, 
a daughter of Matthew and Abigail (Gardiner) Stewart. 

§ 82. HANNAH GARDINER (MacSPARRAN)", 4 (William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i). 

§ 82a. LYDIA GARDINER, 4 (William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born June 
(January?) 27, 1706. She married, November 17, 1724, Josiah Arnold,*^ of James- 
town, 



32 The Gardiners 



town, Rhode Island, and died January 22, 1727-8, aged twenty years, eleven months, 
twenty days, in childbed. 

Children of Josiah and Lydia (Gardiner) Arnold 

344. Abigail Arnold, was born (baptized?) June 25, 1725, and died Dec. 18, 1725. 

345. Josiah Arnold,*' was born , and baptized July i, 1726. 

346. Sylvester Arnold, was born Jan. 22, 1727-8, and baptized Aug. 4, 1728. 

§ 83. SYLVESTER GARDINER, 4 (William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
June 29, 1708. His father gave to him by will eighty acres and fourteen hundred pounds. 
In a sketch of Doctor Sylvester Gardiner found in a history of Christ Church, Maine, the 
statement is made that his father gave to three of his grandsons a farm of a thousand 
acres, to be divided between them. ( History of Christ Church, Gardiner, Maine, page 44.) 
The town records show but fifteen hundred and thirty acres given away by his will. But 
the fact remains that William Gardiner was a wealthy man, for the time, and was able 
to give his son Sylvester an education. That he was educated as a physician and became 
prominent in his profession is a fairly well-established fact, — also that he carried on a 
large business in the importation of drugs and, succeeding in his great land investments, 
became rich and influential. In 1749 a company, under the name of the "Plymouth 
Company," made a large purchase'" of land on the Kennebec River, in Maine. "The 
Company, for the most part, was made up of staunch adherents to the English crown, 
who at once chose Dr. Gardiner perpetual moderator of their meetings, and committed 
to him trusts calling for the most judicious management. Still, there was no great influx 
of settlers, and, in 1754, Dr. Gardiner determined to take more energetic measures. He 
obtained a grant of the land embracing Gardiner and Pittston, though its limits were 
not included in these towns. He had selected the situation with a practical eye, because 
of the facility for mills afforded by the waters of the Cobbossee. Already a large ship 
which he had built was running from Boston to the Kennebec; and, before long, he had 
cleared a farm of four hundred acres in Gardinerstown, as Gardiner was then called, and 
had erected upon it a suitable dwelling-house, in which lived his son William. ... Of 
all his [Doctor Gardiner's] vast estate in Maine, which, even then, was valued at $140,000, 
and which included much of Dresden, Pittston, Chelsea, Augusta, Hallowell, Norridge- 
wock and Winslow, Dr. Gardiner showed an especial preference for the growing town 
which bore his name; and, though the money he spent to aid the settlers was often a total 
loss to him, he was unwearied in his efforts for their comfort and encouragement. So 
energetic was he that, before 1772, he had built, in Gardinerstown, two saw-mills, a 
grist-mill, a fulling mill, a potash manufactory, a wharf and many houses and stores. 
. . . Just before the disturbances of the Revolution, when Dr. Henry Caner was the 
rector of the Parish, Dr. Gardiner was one of the church wardens. It was, then, with 
the sanction and assistance of New England's leading Episcopalians that he turned his 
attention towards the founding of a church in the Maine wilderness." {History of 
Christ Church, Gardiner, Maine, pages 46-8.) 

Doctor Gardiner was a loyalist and left the country with the British troops after the 
evacuation of Boston, going to Halifax, whence, some time later, he sailed for Europe. 

"With 



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"With his sons-in-law, Philip Dumarcsque and Robert Hallowell, he is mentioned in the 
'Morning Chronicle' of the State of Massachusetts Bay, in the year 1778, under 'An Act 
to prevent the return to this State of certain persons therein named, and others who have 
left this State, or either of the United States, and joined the enemies thereof.' At the 
time of his flight Dr. Gardiner lost all his personal property, with the exception of 
jgsoo, which he happened to have with him. 'God only knows,' he writes, 'what I 
shall do!' From Halifax, and, in after days, from Poole, England, he wrote many letters 
to his son William and to his son-in-law, Oliver Whipple, of Portsmouth, who rendered 
him assistance in the care of his Maine estate, which, fortunately, escaped confiscation. 
It was a source of grief to him that the Church of St. Ann's was thus abandoned in its 
unfinished state, and the troubles of the clergy in the Colonies only increased his anxieties. 
... At the close of the Revolution, Dr. Gardiner again sought America; but, during 
his absence, the vast estates which he owned in Massachusetts and Connecticut, had 
been confiscated, and only his lands in Maine were secured to him and his heirs. . . . 
His obituary notice, published in the 'Newport Mercury,' of Aug. 14, 1786, reads as 
follows: 

'On Tuesday last, departed this life, in this City, Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, in the eightieth" 
year of his age. 

He was a native of this State, but, for many years prior to the Revolution, an inhabitant 
of Boston in the State of Massachusetts, where, in the line of his chirurgical and medi- 
cal profession, he long stood foremost. He was possessed of an uncommon vigor and 
activity of mind, and by unremitted diligence and attention acquired a large property, 
which, though much injured by the late civil [Revolutionary] war, was not wholly an- 
nihilated. His Christian piety and fortitude were exemplary as his honesty was inflex- 
ible and his friendship sincere. He has left behind him, to deplore his loss, a truly excel- 
lent wife and a numerous posterity. 

His remains, attended by many of his relatives and by the most respectable citizens, were 
removed to Trinity Church the Friday following, where the funeral service was read, 
and a sermon suitable to the solemnity, at his particular desire, preached to a very 
crowded audience, after which the body was interred under the Church. The colors 
of the shipping in the harbor were displayed half-mast high, and every other mark of 
respect shown by the citizens on the mournful occasion.' 

In the will of Dr. Gardiner instructions are given to his heir to complete the Church of 
St. Ann's out of his personal estate. £28 sterling are to be paid annually and forever to 
its minister. . . . Dr. Gardiner also left ten acres of land for a Glebe, to include 
a 'Parsonage house.' . . . Cemented into the wall of Christ Church, on the right of 
the Chancel, is the cenotaph, which was erected to Dr. Gardiner's memory, after his 
pious wishes had been duly carried out. It . . . bears . . . the Latin inscription, 
composed by the Rev. J. S. J. Gardiner. . . . 

[Translation] 
Sacred to the memory of Sylvester Gardiner, who, born in Rhode Island of family not 
obscure, studied in Paris, and practised medicine successfully a long time in Boston. 
Having obtained a competency, he directed his attention to the civilization and improve- 
ment 



34 The Gardiners 



ment of the Eastern country, then uncultivated. Here he levelled extensive tracts of 
forest, built various kinds of mills, ornamented the county with numerous Cottages, 
erected a Church, and by the inhabitants of these parts has richly deserved to be called 
the father of the land. Distinguished for his abilities, a learned physician, a faithful 
husband, a good father, of an incorruptible integrity, in transacting business inde- 
fatigable, sagacious and vigilant, of upright life, deeply read in the Sacred Scriptures, a 
firm believer in the Christian Faith, and wholly devoted to the doctrine and discipline 
of the Church of England, he died in Rhode Island, in the year of our Lord 1786, aged 
79. That he might commend to posterity the memory of a man who deserved so well 
of the Church and of the Republic, and that a monument might exist of his own grati- 
tude toward his venerable grandfather, Robert Hallowell Gardiner, his grandson and 
heir, has erected this honorary Marble." 

These extracts are from a History of Christ Church, Gardiner, Maine, by Evelyn L. Gil- 
more, where a fuller account can be found of Doctor Gardiner. 

Doctor Gardiner married, first, Anne Gibbins, or Gibbons, of Boston. He married, 
secondly, Love^^ Eppes, of Salem, Massachusetts. After her death he married, February 
18 or 19, 1785, Catharine Goldthwaite, a daughter of Thomas, of Boston, she being 
twenty-eight and he seventy-eight,^-' with fifty years' difference in their ages. He did 
not survive this marriage long, dying August 10 (8?), 1786. 

Children of Sylvester and Anne (Gibbins) Gardiner 

347. John Sylvester Gardiner," was born in 1731, and died in 1793. He married Margaret Harries, 



348 
349 
350 

351 

352 



of West Wales. 

William Gardiner, died unmarried, in 1787, John Gardiner being appointed administrator of 

his estate, on June l6th, of that year. 

Anne Gardiner, died in 1807. She married Colonel the Honorable Arthur (or John) Browne, 

a son of the Earl of Allamont. 

Hannah Gardiner, was born in 1741, and died in 1796. She married Robert Hallowell, of Boston, 

Mass. 

Rebecca Gardiner. She married, in 1763, Philip Dumaresque (or Dumaresq), of Boston, Mass. 

Abigail Gardiner. She married Oliver Whipple, of Cumberland, R. I. 



§ 84. BENJAMIN GARDINER, 4 (Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
February 26, 1705. He was admitted a freeman from South Kingstown in 1729. He 
married, March 22, 1726-7, Mary Rowland,^'' and died before 1753. 

Children of Benjamin and Mary (Howland) Gardiner 

353. Abiel Gardiner, was born Jan. 20, 1727-8. He married Ruth Perry, a daughter of Benjamin, 
and died Jan. 8, 1801. 

354. Benjamin Gardiner, was born , and married. May (Nov.?) 11, 1752 (1753?), Elizabeth 

Olin, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Olin, of Exeter. 

355- Joshua Gardiner, was born , and married, Feb. 22, 1763, Mercy Tanner. She died Dec. 4, 

1804, aged 63. He married, second, Elcy , who died March 4, 181 6, aged 60 years. He had 

twelve children, all of whom died before 1829, when he died. These are tombstone records from 
Stephentown, N. Y. 

356. Job Gardiner, was born in 1731, and died in 1800. He married, first, Hannah Britton (also from 

Stephentown), and, second, . 

357- 



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357. Caleb Gardiner, married, March i8, 1761, Almy Aylesworlh. She was born Dec. 28, 1739. 
They settled in Stephentown, N. Y. 

§ 85. MARY GARDINER, 4 (Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born Novem- 
ber 30, 1707, and married, ^^ March 23, 1726-7, John Kenyon, Jr., born November 21, 
1706, a son of John and Elizabeth (Remington) Kenyon. 

Children of John and Mary (Gardiner) Kenyon 

358. John Kenyon, was born Sept. 29, 1730. He married, in 1754 (1755?), Freelove Reynolds, (Exeter 
record, June 8, 1755). 

359. Remington Kenyon, was born Feb. 6, 1733 (1732-3), and married, Feb. 27, 1757, Elizabeth Spencer . 

360. Mary Kenyon, was born Feb. 4, 1734. 

361. Dorcas Kenyon, was born Aug. 4, 1737, and married, Feb. 18, 1754, Gideon Reynolds. 

362. Hannah Kenyon, was born Nov. i, 1739. 

363. Nathaniel Kenyon, was born Jan. 4, 1741. 

364. Elizabeth Kenyon, was born June 20, 1743. 

§ 87. DORCAS GARDINER, 4 (Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born June 10, 
1712, and married, March 11, 1730-1, George Tibbitts, Jr., of North Kingstown. The 
North Kingstown records are so indistinct that it is impossible to place the children in 
the right order. There were eight or nine. 

Children of George and Dorcas (Gardiner) Tibbitts 



365 
366, 

367 
368 
369 
370 
371 
372 
373 



(Daughter) • Tibbitts, was born Jan., 1731-2. 

(Daughter) Tibbitts, was born Jan. 17, 1733-4. 

(Daughter) Tibbitts, was born March 14, 1736. 

(Daughter) Tibbitts, was born May 18, 173-. 

George Tibbitts, was born Aug. 26, 174-, and married, Dec. 11, 1760, Susannah Wall. 

(Daughter) Tibbitts, was born . 

(Daughter) Tibbitts, was born . 

(Daughter) Tibbitts, was born . 



Nathaniel Tibbitts, married, Feb. 15, 1766, Waite Wall, a daughter of Henry. 

They (i.e., George and Dorcas) had a daughter, Dorcas, who married. May 30 (23?), 1756, Joseph 

Reynolds. This Dorcas is probably one of the daughters above, to whom no name is assigned. 

§ 88. NATHANIEL GARDINER,^^ 4 (Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
June 16, 1714. He was admitted a freeman from Kingstown in 1735, and married, 
23, 1734, Sarah Peirce. He married, third (second?), Elizabeth -. 

Children of Nathaniel Gardiner, Jr. 

374. Nathaniel Gardiner, was born May 18, 1735. 

375. Paris Gardiner," was born July 28, 1743. He married . 



376. James Gardiner, was born May 20 (30?), 1746. His name is found in South Kingstown records 
in 1794. He married, in 1771, Abigail Tefft. 

377. Sarah Gardiner, died Aug 21, 1736. She married John Clarke, a son of Joseph and Sarah (Rey- 
nolds) Clarke. 

378. Dorcas Gardiner, married, Nov. 19, 1760, James Clarke, of Stonington, Conn. 

§ 89. JOB GARDINER, 4 (Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born July 23, 

1723. He married, December 6, 1747, Anne Fry, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island. 

She was born May 14, 1725, in East Greenwich, and was a daughter of Thomas and 

Mary (Greene) Fry. 

An 



36 The Gardiners 



An extract from an old journal reads: "Henry Stephens, Commander of the Ship 'Ranger,' 
Set Sail, Apr. 21, 1748, from Rhode Island. Journal Kept by me. Job Gardiner. Jour- 
nal of our return home first in the 'Ranger,' Capt. Henry Stephens, Commander, from 
Rattan, 88 lat: 16° 25" North, long: 26° 10'' west, into Block Island, Aug. 18, 1748. Kept 
by one Job Gardiner, then mate of the 'Ranger.' " 

Job Gardiner removed to Stephentown, New York, after the birth of his two elder chil- 
dren, who are recorded in Kingstown. 

Job Gardiner resided in Frenchtown on a farm, which he possibly owned, although he 
was a seafaring man, as is seen by his diary. 

Children of Job and Anne (Fry) Gardiner 
378a. Mary G.^rdiner, was born Aug. 21, 1749. 

3786. Nathaniel Gardiner, was born April 7, 1751. 
378c. Thomas Gardiner. 

378(i. George Gardiner. 

378e. Samuel Gardiner. 

378/. Augustus Gardiner. 

378g. VViLLi.\M Gardiner, was born Feb. 24, 1765, and is said to have died in August, 1846. He mar- 
ried, in 1793, Mercy Higginbotham,^^ who was born Aug. 8, 1775, and died Oct. 22, 1824, being buried 
in De Ruyter, N. Y. 

378/;. Benjamin Gardiner. 

378i. Amy Gardiner. 

3787. Ann Gardiner. 
378;^. Hannah Gardiner. 

§ 90, AMY GARDINER, 4 (Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born June 13, 
1701. She married, January 28 (23?), 1719-20, Peter Boss, a son of Edward and Su- 
sannah (Wilkinson), a daughter of Lawrence""" and Susannah (Smith) Wilkinson. 

Children"" of Peter and Amy (Gardiner) Boss 

379. Sarah Boss, was born July 5, 1724, and married, April 22, 1742, George Gardiner. 

380. Susannah Boss. She married, Jan. 30, 1745, AMel Sherman. 

381. Peter Boss, married . 

§ 92, STEPHEN GARDINER, 4 (Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born Febru- 
ary 24, 1704, and married (1722?) Frances Congdon, a daughter of Benjamin and Fran- 
ces (Stafford). He removed to Connecticut with his father. 

Children of Stephen and Frances (Congdon) Gardiner 

381a. Francis Gardiner, was born June 7, 1723, and died June 27, 1786. 

3816. Amy Gardiner, was born Feb. 17, 1725, and married Stephen Harding, of Colchester, Conn. 

382. Lydia Gardiner, was born March 20, 1727, and died Oct. 22, 1804 (1809?). She married John 
Jenkins, of East Greenwich, R. I., who was a son of John and Lydia, and was born Feb. 6, 1727-8. 

382a. Esther Gardiner, was born Dec. 26, 1729, and married Crocker, of New London. 

3826. Sarah Gardiner, was born Feb. 10, 1731, and married Thomas Jenkins, of Rhode Island and 

Hudson, N. Y. 
382c. Hannah Gardiner, was born Nov. 7, 1733, and married Thomas Jones. 
282d. Stephen Gardiner, was born March 27, 1735, and died in 181 1. He married Frances Brown, 

of New London, Conn. 
3826. Mary Gardiner, was born Dec. 20, 1737, and died June 26, 1786. She married Israel Jones. 

382/. 



Fourth Generation 37 

382/. Thomas Gardiner, was born Sept. 4, 1740, and married Lewis. 

382g. Mehitable Gardiner, was born Nov. 11, 1745, and married — Angell. 

§ 95. DANIEL GARDINER, 4 (Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born Decem- 
ber 14, 1709, and died May, 1755. He married Bathsheba Smith, of New London, 
Connecticut, and settled in Montville, Connecticut. 

Children of Daniel and Bathsheba (Smith) Gardiner 

383. Bathsheba Gardiner, was born Oct. 20, 1736, and married John May. 

384. Daniel Gardiner, was born Oct. 9, 1738, and died in 1803. He married, July 6, 1762-3, Eliza- 
beth Clarke, of New London, Conn. 

385. Preserved Gardiner, was born Jan. 29, 1742. 

386. William Gardiner, was born Marcli 20, 1743, and married Sarah Randall. 

387. Stephen Gardiner, was born April 25, 1745. 

388. Anna Gardiner, was born Sept. 7, 1748. 

389. James Gardiner, was born Nov. 19, 1750. 

390. Sylvester Gardiner, was born April 29, 1753. 

391. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born July 2, 1755. 

§ 99. ABIGAIL GARDINER, 4 (Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born July 9, 
1717, and married, April 21, 1744, Richard Smith, a son of James and Bathsheba, of 
Groton, Connecticut. He died August 28, 1800. She died June 15, 1799. 

Children of Richard and Abigail (Gardiner) Smith 

3910. Mehitable Smith, was born July 20, 1745. 

391J. Richard Smith, was born in 1746, and died in 1836, at the age of 90. He married Elizabeth Allen. 

§ 100. DAVID GARDINER,'"^ 4 (Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born June 28, 
1720, and died in 1798. He married Jemima Gustin, in 1744. 

Children of David and Jemima (Gustin) Gardiner 

392. Amy Gardiner. 

393. Sarah Gardiner. 

394. Anstress G.^rdiner,'"^ married John May. 

395. David Gardiner, was born in 1753, and died in 1823. He married . 

396. Is.^ac Gardiner, died in 1834, aged 7o(?) (79?) 

§ 101, JONATHAN GARDINER, 4 (Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
April 18, 1724, and married Mary Haughton. He married, secondly, Abiah Fitch, of 
Montville, Connecticut. His first wife died February 29, 1760. His second wife died 
February, 1812. He died August 22, 1792. 

Child by First Wife 

397- Jonathan Gardiner, was born Dec. 2, 1758, and died May 6, 1847. He md,vr\e.A Jerusha Stark. 

Children by Second Wife 

398. Lemuel Gardiner, was born July 10, 1763, and died March 11, 1850. He married Jemima 
Lathrop. 

399. Sarah Gardiner, married Russell Lefingwell. 

§ 102. MARY GARDINER, 4 (Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born March 30, 
1711, and married, March 23, 1732, John Spencer, a son of Peleg. 

Children 



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Children of John and Mary (Gardiner) Spencer 

400. Benjamin Spencer, was born Sept. 19, 1733. 

401. Weight (Waite, see No. 410) Spencer, was born March 7, 1735-6, and married, Dec. 5 (22?), 1752, 
Ishmael Spink. 

402. Elizabeth Spencer, was born Jan. 9, 1739. 

403. Mary Spencer, was born March 13, 1745, and married, Jan. 26, 1764, Robert Hall. 

404. Is.'VAC Spencer, was born July 15, 1747. 

405. Sarah Spencer, was born May 24, 1750, and married, Aug. 12, 1770, Jonathan Weaver, son of 
George. 

§ 105. ISAAC GARDINER, 4 (Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born May 5, 1718, 
and married, December 26, 1736, Margaret Gardiner, a daughter of William.'" He was 
born in Exeter, Rhode Island, and removed thence to East Greenwich. In 1756 he was 
called Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Gardiner, of East Greenwich. This year he was Deputy. 
He married, as his second wife, Tabitha Avery, of Coventry, August 9, 1760. 

Children of Isaac and Margaret (Gardiner) Gardiner 

406. Peleg Gardiner, was born June 2, 1740. 

407. Oliver Gardiner, was born June 24, 1742, and married, Sept. 25, 1766, Mercy Gorton,^"^ a daughter 
of William, of East Greenwich, R. I. 

408. Isaac Gardiner,'"" was born Aug. 16, 1744, and married, Oct. 11, 1767, Ruth Aylesiuorlh. 

409. Nicholas Gardiner, was born May 30, 1748. 

410. Waite Gardiner, was born Oct. 3, 1751. 

411. Mary Gardiner, was born Sept. 24, 1754. 

412. John Gardiner, was born Nov. 29, 1756. 

§ 106. BENONI GARDINER, 4 (Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born May 31, 
1720. He was Deputy in 1756. He married, about 1741, Elizabeth, a daughter of 
Zuriel Hall. 

Children of Benoni and Elizabeth (Hall) Gardiner 

413. Othniel Gardiner, was born June 24, 1742, and married, Aug. 16, I'jfi^tLydia Reynolds. 

414. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Jan. 11 (Dec. 21?), 1743, and married, Feb. 8, 1763, Benjamin 
Champlin. 

415. Latham Gardiner, was born Jan. 11, 1745, and died Feb. 27, 1747. 

416. Benoni Gardiner, was born Aug. 18, 1747, and died Feb. 27, 1749. 

417. Ruth Gardiner, was born Jan. 12, 1750, and married, June 28, 1770, Job J. Fowler. 

418. Benoni Gardiner, was born Jan. 7, 1752. 

419. Lucy Gardiner, was born May 15, 1755, and died Oct. 27, 1756. 

§ 107, SAMUEL GARDINER, 4 (Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born September 
27, 1722, and married. May 3, 1750, Elizabeth Congdon. 

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth (Congdon) Gardiner 

420. Benoni Gardiner, was born March 30, 1751. 

421. Mary Gardiner, was born Jan. 16, 1753, and married, Dec. 14, 1775, John Gardiner, a son of John. 

422. James Gardiner, was born Oct. i, 1754. '"'^ 

§ 108. PENELOPE GARDINER, 4 (Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born July 19, 
1725, and married, October 2, 1741, William Hall. He married, second, February 
(August?) 14, 1773, Elizabeth Coggeshall, of East Greenwich. Ten children are men- 
tioned 



Fourth Generation 39 

tioned in his will of 1795. North Kingstown records give seven of them, five of wiiom 
are daughters. The order is given according to his will, the eldest generally being 
mentioned first. The children are possibly all by first wife.^"^'' 

Children of William and Penelope (Gardiner) Hall 

422a. Penelope Hall, was born Nov. 26, 1745, and was unmarried when her father died. 

4226. Elizabeth Hall, was born Sept. 19, 1748, and married George Tefft. 

422c. Alice Hall, was born Jan. 29, 1750, and married George Spencer. 

423. Lucy Hall, was born Feb. i, 1753, and married, July 9, 1775, Ebenezer Spencer. 

424. Patience Hall, was born Dec. 13, 1754, and married James Gardiner. 

425. Robert Hall, was born Jan. 5, 1757. 

426. William Hall, was born Oct. 18, 1758. 

427. Gardiner Hall(?), was born in 1760. 

428. Benjamin Hall(?), was born in 1762. 

429. Isaac Hall, was born in 1764, and married,"" Nov. 22, 1789, Susannah Reynolds, a daughter of 
Shebney (or Shebna). 

§ 109. SILAS GARDINER,!'"^ 4 (Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born October 

29, 1727, and married, December 20, , Elizabeth Congdon, a daughter of John. He 

married, second, in I754(?), Hester (or Esther) Congdon, a daughter of John and Patience 
(Northup) Congdon. He died in 1782. 

Children of Silas and Hester (Congdon) Gardiner 

430. LowRY Gardiner, was born in Warwick, May 15, 1755, and married Marcy Smith, a daughter 
of John. 

431. Almy Gardiner, married John Gardiner, of E.\eter, son of John. 

432. John Gardiner, died in 1792. 

433. William Gardiner. 

434. Isaac Gardiner, married, April 17, 1786, Polly Heffernan. 

435. Silas Gardiner. 

436. Gideon Gardiner. 

437. Patience G.\rdiner, married, Sept. 3, 1780, Josiah Gardiner, a son oi Ephratnt. 

438. Elizabeth Gardiner. 

439. Abigail Gardiner."' 

440. Lydla Gardiner, married. May 26, 1795, John Fanant (Tennanl?). 

§ 110. GIDEON GARDINER,'"' 4 (Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born January 
8, 1729, and married, September 29 (9?), 1750, Tabitha Gardiner, a daughter of John 
and Mary (Rathbone) Gardiner. 

§ 111. BRIDGET GARDINER, 4 (Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born August 
21, 1734, and married, June 2, 1754, Thomas Newcomb, Jr., of Poughkeepsie, New York. 

Children of Thomas and Bridget (Gardiner) Newcomb 

441. Elizabeth Newcomb, was born July 14, 1755. 

442. James Newcomb, was born Dec. 13, 1756. 

443. Frederick Newcomb, was born May 4, 1758. 

§ 116. BRIDGET SHERMAN, 4 (Bridget Gardiner, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born July 11 (7?), 1724. She married, August 19, 1747, John Sherman, a son of John 
and Grizzle, and died October 8, 1753. He was born March 25, 1725. 

Children 



40 The Gardiners 



Children of John, Jr., and Bridget (Sherman) Sherman 

444. Job Sherman, was born May 20, 1748, and married, Oct. 24, 1771, Lydia Cundall, a daughter of 
Joseph. 

445. John Sherman, was born March (May?) 28, 1750. 

446. Bridget Sherman, was born March 2, 1752. 

§ 117. SARAH SHERMAN, 4 (Bridget Gardiner, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
October 29, 1726, and married, December 11, 1745, Joseph"" Viall. She married, second, 
August 10, 1758, Thomas Proctor. 

Children of Joseph and Sarah (Sherman) Viall 

447. Anstress Viall, was born July 2, 1745. 
447a. Mary Viall, was born Sept. 20, 1747. 

§ 119a. WILLIAM GARDINER, 4 (Benoni, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 

, and was admitted a freeman from Newport in 1758. He may have married, 

in 1759, Mary"' Bassett. Possibly the children recorded as "of William and Mary" 
are his. 

Children of William and Mary (Bassett) Gardiner 

448. Amey Gardiner, was born Jan. 23, 1762. 
448a. John Gardiner, was born June 10, 1766. 

§ 119b MARY GARDINER, 4 (Benoni, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1737. 
She married, September 6, 1753, Samuel Fowler, of Newport, who died in East Hart- 
ford, Connecticut, January 8, 1799. 

Children of Samuel and Mary (Gardiner) Fowler 

448^. Samuel Gardiner FowfLER, was born in 1758, and died Jan. 15, 1799, aged 41. He married, 

June 5, 1787, Phebe Mumford, a daughter of Peler, of Newport, R. I. 
448c. Christopher Fowler, married, Sept. 30, 1787, Ann Clarke. 

§ 119c SARAH GARDINER, 4 (Benoni, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born , 



and married, December 22 (27?), 1761, William"^ Ladd, a son of Joseph and Lydia 
(Gray) Ladd, a direct descendant of Richard Warren, a Alayfloiver passenger. William 
Ladd died at Alexandria, Virginia, October 30, 1809. He was a soldier in the War of 
the Revolution, a member of the Rhode Island Legislature, a member, from Little Comp- 
ton, Rhode Island, of the State Convention that ratified the Federal Constitution, and 
one of the charter members of the Marine Society, of Newport, Rhode Island, in 1785. 

Children"' of William and Sarah (Gardiner) Ladd 

448(i. Lydia Ladd, was born Sept. 17, 1762, and died Dec. 20, 1762. 

448e. Joseph Brown Ladd, was born July 7, 1764. He was a poet and a physician at Little Compton, 

R. I., and removed to Charleston, S. C, in 1784. He was appointed Fourth of July orator at the 

second celebration of the day in Charleston. He died Nov. 2, 1786. 
448/. Benjamin Ladd, was born June 10, 1765, and died July i, 1765. 
448g. Sar.\h Ladd, was born June 2, 1766. 

448/!. William Ladd, was born Aug. 13, 1767, and married, Nov. 7, 1793, Mary Haskins. 
448/. John Ladd, was born May 16, 1771, and married Sarah Easton, in 1791. 
448J. Samuel Guy Ladd, was born April 7, 1774, and died in 1781. 

§ 120. 



Fourth Generation 41 

§ 120. HENRY GARDINER, 4 (Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born June 16 
1 714, and married, June 27, 1736, Ann Champlin, a daughter of Christopher and Eliza- 
beth (Denison) Champlin, and a great-granddaughter of John Howland, one of the pas- 
sengers in the Mayflower, in 1620. She was born March 29, 1714,"* and died in 1798. 

Children of Henry and Ann (Champlin) Gardiner 

449. Christopher Gardiner, was born Feb. 7, 1737, and married, Jan. 23, 1760, Mrs.(?) Mercy Wheeler, 
of Stonington, Conn., a daughter of Thomas and Desire {Williams) Wheeler{?). 

450. Jonathan Gardiner, was born Oct. 14, 1741, and married, first, July 22, 1764, Mary Mowrey, 
and, second, Tabilha Gardiner, a daugliter of Thomas T. (S?) Gardiner. 

451. Henry Gardiner, was born June 10, 1748, and married Rulh — -. 

452. James Gardiner,"^ was born Sept. 30, 1749. 

4520. Desire Gardiner, was born March 31, 1751 (1754?). 

§ 123. EDWARD GARDINER, 4 (Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born Septem- 
ber 8, 1723. In 1746 he was admitted a freeman of North Kingstown. He married, 
May 23, 1745, Elizabeth Taylor (Tabor?), a daughter of William and Ann (Goodbody) 
Taylor. Ann Taylor, in her will, made in 1791, mentions her grandsons. Possibly 
Edward Gardiner, 4, married, second, February 25, 1754, Sarah Aylesworth. 

Children of Edward and Elizabeth (Taylor or Tabor) Gardiner 

453. Henry Gardiner, was born in i746(?). 

454. John Gardiner, was born in I748(?). 

§ 124. MARY GARDINER, 4 (Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born July 25, 
1728. She married, April 16 (15?), 1747, Jonathan Hazard, a son of Robert and Sarah 
(Borden) Hazard. 

Children of Jonathan and Mary (Gardiner) Hazard 

455. Catharine Hazard, was born March 9, 1748. 

456. Henry Hazard, was born April 6 (16?), 1749, and married Martha Clarke. He married, second, 
Rebecca Crosse (Cook?), widow of Caleb Eldridge (Etdred?).^^^' 

457. Catharine Hazard, 2d, was born Aug. 30, 1751. 

458. Robert Hazard, was born June 24, 1753. 

459. Sarah Hazard, was born July 23, 1755. 

460. Mary Hazard, was born in 1757. 

461. Edah Hazard, was born in 1759. 

§ 125. ABIGAIL GARDINER, 4 (Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born March 9, 
1732. She married, May 23, 1751, Thomas Mumford. 
Children of Thomas and Abigail (Gardiner) Mumford 

462. Henry Mumford, was born May 28, 1753, and died Oct. 21, 1753. 

463. Thomas Mumford, was born June 26, 1755. 

§ 127. PENELOPE GARDINER,"^ 4 (Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born 
October 15, 1716, and married, July 29, 1736, Charles Dyre.''^ 

Children of Charles and Penelope (Gardiner) Dyre 

464. Hannah Dyre, married Allen. 

465. Christopher Dyre, died before his mother, and is supposed to have been drowned. 

466. Charles Dyre. 

467. Samuel Dyre. 

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§ 128. SAMUEL GARDINER, 4 (Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born Janu- 
ary 16, 1719-20. He married, July 12, 1749, Amey Easton, a daughter of Jonathan and 
Patience (Rodman) Easton. He died in 1802. She died in 1810. In 1778 his estate 
was mortgaged to Thomas Brown for one hundred and sixty -seven dollars ("Spanish 
milled"). The same year, 1778, the General Assembly voted that the Sheriff for the 
County of Kings "enquire into the present Situation of the Estates of Samuel Gardiner 
and William Robinson, situate in South Kingstown." The report of the SherifT, Beriah 
Brown, was to the effect that the estate of William Robinson was mortgaged to his 
brother, Sylvester Robinson, for four thousand and thirty Spanish milled dollars, pay- 
able in 1773. The said Sylvester, who was in possession of the premises, said that 
William owed him also a sum of money not included in the mortgage. Also the estate 
of Samuel Gardiner was mortgaged as above. Abijah Babcock, the present tenant, was 
to pay Samuel Gardiner 150 dollars and five hundredweight of pork and the cutting of 
some brush per year. In February, 1779, the Assembly ordered that the Sheriff take 
possession of the estate of Samuel Gardiner in South Kingstown immediately, said Gar- 
diner being then with the enemy in Newport. In 1777 Susannah Gardiner was allowed 
to go to Newport with a flag of truce, to see her father, Samuel Gardiner, then with 
the enemy. 1^^ 

Children of Samuel and Amey (Easton) Gardiner 

467a. Walter Clarke Gardiner, married Elizabeth . He was baptized in 1790, being called 

an adult son of Samuel and Amey Gardiner. Possibly he was the youngest child. There is, at pres- 
ent, no way to determine the order of the births of the children. 

In 1791, "at a meeting of the Society of St. Paul's Church," he was appointed Lay Reader. He 
afterwards became rector of the Church, and continued as such until 1794. When Rev. Joseph 
Warren was elected rector, a few years later, in 1808, he exchanged lands with his father, and was 
then called Walter Clarke Gardiner,^^^ of Philadelphia. 

468. Sar.\h Gardiner,'^" was born in 17 — , and baptized in 1752. She married, Dec. 13, 1772, John 
Gardiner (see No. 326). 

469. Lucy Gardiner, married Joseph Brown, a son of Jeremiah and Hannah (Sherman) Brown. 

470. Thomas Rodman Gardiner. 
470a. Samuel E. Gardiner."' 

471. Susannah Gardiner, was born in 1751, and died June 16, 1808. She married, after 1777, Abtel 
Brown, a brother of Joseph. 

§ 129. JAMES GARDINER, 4 (Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born July 10, 
1721. He married, March 15, 1749, Waite Coggeshall, a daughter of Joseph. 

Children of James and Waite (Coggeshall) Gardiner 

472. Daniel Gardiner, was born Dec. 19, 1751, and died Feb. 10, 1755. 

473. Mary Gardiner, was born Nov. 3, 1752. 

474. Waite Gardiner, was born Sept. 2, 1754, and died, Dec. 9, 1813, unmarried. 

475. Ann Gardiner, was born March 29, 1759. 

476. James Gardiner, was born Sept. 4 (14?), 1762, and married Abigail Brown, a daughter of SertoA(?). 
He died May 19, 1 84 1. 

477. Susannah Gardiner, was born Dec. 6, 1763. 

478. Abigail Gardiner, was born Sept. 7, 1766. 

479- 



Fourth Generation 43 

479. Samuel E. Gardiner,'-' was born Jan. 22, 1769, and married, March 27, 1799, Rebecca Davis, 
a daughter of Stephen and Anne. 

480. Wanton Gardiner, was born June i (7?), 1771. 

§ 130. EPHRAIM GARDINER,^''''-^ 4 (Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born 
in 1723 (1722?), and was admitted a freeman in 1743. He died in 1785, his will being 
proved in October, of that year. He married, March 12, 1758, Ann Coggeshall. There 
were, possibly, no children by this marriage. He married, second, October 19, 1761, 
Patience Congdon. She, called a widow, died June 3, 1800. 

Children of Ephraim and Patience (Congdon) Gardiner 

481. JosiAii Gardiner,'-' was born Jan. 4, 1760, and married, Sept. 3, 1780, Patience Gardiner, a daugh- 
ter of 5//ai.i»'a 

482. Gideon Gardiner, was born Oct. 4, 176-, and married, Jan. 3, 1782, Mrs.(?) Afary Thomas, 
a daughter of George. 

483. Abigail Gardiner, was born Jan. 8, 1763. 

484. Sarah Gardiner, was born Jan. 6, 1765. 

485. Ephraim Eldred Gardiner, was born May 4, 1767. 

§ 131. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 4 (Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), is said to have 

been born about 1724, and to have married Dorcas . A son James, No. 48^0, 

and others are attributed to him below, in the Fifth Generation. 

§ 132. CHRISTOPHER GARDINER, 4 (Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born 
June 3, 1726, and married, September 16, 1753, Mary Easton, daughter of Jonathan 
and Patience (Rodman) Easton. He married, second, Elizabeth Fones,'" February 18, 
1775- He died in 1812, being called Captain. 

Children of Christopher and Mary (Easton) Gardiner 

486. Nicholas Easton Gardiner, was born July 23, 1755, and died March 2, 1808. He married, 

first, Emma {Eunice?) Bright, of Boston, and, second, Sarah ■ — . She died Feb. 12, 1856, aged 

80 years. 

487. Henry Gardiner, was born in 1757. 

488. Patience Gardiner, was born in 1759, and died Feb. 18, 1850. She married John Larkin. 

489. Edward Gardiner, was born in 1759. 

490. Penelope Gardiner, was born , and baptized in 1788, as an adult. 

491. John Gardiner, was born in 1760. 

492. Waite Gardiner, was born April 10, 1762. 

493. Idea Gardiner, was born in 1764. 

494. Susannah Gardiner, was born in 1766, and married, Sept. 21, 1794, Thomas^"-'' Boone. 

495. Ephraim Gardiner, is mentioned in his father's will. He died before 1835. 

496. Daniel Gardiner. (Born — — — 25, — — ?) 

§ 133. SYLVESTER GARDINER,'^^ 4 (Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, l), was born 
about 1730, and married, January 7, 1768, Sarah Beers, of Newport. His will was proved 
June 13, 1803. In 1757 he was admitted a freeman from West Greenwich, Kent 
County, where he seems to have been settled for a time. But in 1769 he was com- 
missioned Major for King's County, and again in 1770. In 1775 he was Deputy from 
North Kingstown. In the same year he, with a number of the most prominent men of 
the Colony, was appointed to take an account of all the powder, arms and ammunition, 

in 



44 The Gardiners 



in the several towns "in which they respectively dwelt, including private as well as 
public stock." In the same year he was one of a number of prominent men appointed 
by the General Assembly a committee to "cause all the cattle and sheep, that are fit to 
be killed, to be forthwith removed and carried off, all the Islands in this Colony, Rhode 
Island Excepted, &c." Also the stock on Jamestown was to be removed to South Kings- 
town by said Sylvester Gardiner, Esq., and Benjamin Gardiner. In 1776 Mr. Sylvester 
Gardiner was to draw money out of the general treasury towards paying for the removal 
of his hay, etc., off the Island of Conanicut. In the same year he was again Deputy 
from North Kingstown, both spring and fall, and was also appointed to supply the 
wood necessary for the use of the troops in Kings County. In 1777 he was one of the 
officers appointed to advance the "Bounties allowed to the Soldiers of the State." He 
was at this time called "Major," and was again a member of the General Assembly, 
being the same year appointed recruiting officer. In 1778 he was a member of the 
Assembly, as also in 1780. In this year he was appointed "Major of the Senior Class 
regiment of Militia in the County of Kings." In 1781 he was a member of the Assem- 
bly, and, also, sixth Assistant, in the room of John Northup, Esq., deceased, which office 
he held again in 1782. In this year, he was appointed (chosen?) Justice of the Court of 
Common Pleas, for Washington County, which office gave him this title of "Judge Gar- 
diner." In 1783 he was again Assistant, as also again Judge of Common Pleas in that 
and the following year. In May, 1787, "The Honorable Sylvester Gardiner Esq'," was 
made a delegate to represent the State in Congress, and in 1790 was again Deputy 
from North Kingstown. He left no children. 

§ 134. JOHN GARDINER,^" 4 (William, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born Decem- 
ber 5, 1719, and married, possibly, Elizabeth Fones, or Wilkinson. 

Children of John Gardiner 

497. William G.\rdiner, was born in 1743, and died in Otsego County, N. Y., quite aged. He mar- 
ried Sarah Watson, a daughter of Jeffrey. 

498. Thomas Gardiner, settled in Rensselaer County, N. Y., where he died and was buried. 

Note. After inserting the above record of John Gardiner and his family, the author erased it. 
It is, however, now inserted, as containing, perhaps, some valuable clues. 

§ 137e. GEORGE GARDINER.'^* 4 (Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born about 
1710, and made a freeman in East Greenwich, in 1732. November 14, 1737, he married 
Alice Brown, of Newport. 

Children of George and Alice (Brown) Gardiner 

George Gardiner, was born June 3, 1739. 

David Gardiner, was born June 13, 1741. 

Paul Gardiner, was born Aug. 29, 1743. 

Note. The author suggests that the above list of children is questionable. 

§ 138. NATHAN GARDINER, 4 (Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born in 
I7i2(?). He married Katharine,'^' a daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Hannah) Niles. 
She was born March 25, 1725, and died June 16, 1772. He married, second. Thankful 

. He died April 13, 1792. In 1757 he was commissioned Major. 

Children 



Fourth Generation 45 

Children of Nathan and K.a.tharine (Niles) Gardiner 

498a. Mary Gardiner, was born March 5, 1743, and died before her father, possibly unmarried, not 
being mentioned in his will. 

499. Nathan Gardiner, was born May 15, 1747, and died in March, 1802. He married, Feb. 2, 1782, 
Mary Johnson. 

500. Sarah Gardiner, was born Dec. 28 (29?), 1751, and died Nov. 11, 1778. She married John Haz- 
ard,"" a son of Benjamin. 

§ 139. HENRY GARDINER, 4 (Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born, accord- 
ing to the inscription on his tombstone, in 1704, and died in "1791, in his 88 year." He 
married, June 30, 1726, Abigail Eldred, a daughter of John. In 1739, he was admitted 
a freeman from South Kingstown, and in 1750, '54, and '56, he was a Deputy from South 
Kingstown. In 1 741 he was a Deputy from New Shoreham, where he must have been 
living at that time. But in 1743'" he was again in Kingstown. His wife, Abigail 
Eldred, '^2 was born in 1708, and died March 6, 1773. His will was made in 1779. Some 
few years afterwards he added a codicil, saying that he was about to change his condition 
in life by taking a second wife. 

Children of Henry and Abigail (Eldred) Gardiner 

501. Hannah Gardiner, was born in 1727, and married Samuel Champlin. 

502. Martha Gardiner,'" was born in 1731 (1732?), and died Feb. 21, 1793 (1783?). She married, 
Nov. 9, 1749, Thomas Gardiner, of Boston Neck, a son of John and Mary. 

503. Mary Gardiner, was born , and married Col. Joseph Stanton, of Charlestown, as a second 

wife. 

504. Abigail Gardiner, was born in 1740, and died July 24, 1758. She married Nicholas Spencer. 

§ 140. CALEB GARDINER, 4 (Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born in 1710, 
and died November 22, 1796. He married, February 20, 1734, Isabel Sherman, a 
daughter of Abiel and Dorcas^^* (Gardiner) Sherman. 

Children of Caleb and Isabel (Sherman) Gardiner 

505. Sarah G.'VRDiner, was born April 29, 1736, and married Boss. 

506. Dorcas Gardiner, was born March 16, 1739, and married, in 1758, Silas Spencer. 

507. Nicholas Gardiner, was born Dec. 8, 1744, and died in 1784. He married Sarah Reynolds, a 
daughter of Elisha and Susannah {Potter). Sarah was born Nov. 9, 1748. 

508. Tabitha Gardiner,'" was born April 8, 1748. 

509. Experience Gardiner, was born Nov. i, 1751, and married Pardon Mawney, a son of John and 
Amey (Gibbs) Mawney. 

510. Mary Gardiner, ''* was born in I754(?), and married Joseph Perkins. They had no issue. She 
married, second, Nov. 2 (7?), 1790, Elislia Reynolds Potter, s. p. She died March 7, 1809. He 
married, second, Mary Mawney, a niece of his first wife. She was born April 25, 1779. He was born 
Nov. 5, 1764. 

§ 141. LYDIA GARDINER, 4 (Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born in 1706. 
She married. May 7, 1730, John Spencer, a son of Michael Spencer. He was born Janu- 
ary 5, 1700. His uncle, Thomas Spencer, born in 1679, was the first English child born 
in East Greenwich. 

Children of John and Lydia (Gardiner) Spencer 

511. Nicholas Spencer, was born June 27, 1731. 

512. 



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512. Isabella Spencer, was born Aug. 10, 1733. She married, Sept. 28, 1748 (1749?), George Weaver 
(born May 9, 1732), a son of Jonathan. 

513. Silas Spencer, was born Nov. 18, 1735, and married, in 1758, Dorcas Gardiner, a daughter of 
Caleb and Isabel (Sherman) Gardiner. 

514. Michael Spencer, was born Jan. 6, 1744-5. 

515. George Spencer, was born Feb. 28, 1752. 

§ 142. TABITHA GARDINER, 4 (Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born in 
1714, and married, about 1740, Jeremiah Gardiner, a son of Jeremiah and Grace . 

Children of Jeremiah, Jr., and Tabitha (Gardiner) Gardiner 

516. Lydia Gardiner, was born June (Jan.?) 15, 1741, and married, Dec. 20,'" , John Northup. 

She died in i76o(?). 

517. Phebe Gardiner, was born May 27, 1745 (1743?), and died July 27, 1771. She married, in 
1764, John Northup, as a second wife. For children, see No. 204. 

518. Benjamin Gardiner, was born Nov. 9, 1746, and married, May 22, 1766, Tabitha, a daughter of 
William and Mary Browning. She was born Sept. 4, 1748, and died July 13, 1821. For children, 
see No. 295. 

519. Mary Gardiner, was born July 30, 1750. 

520. Amos Gardiner,"* was born in 1 75-, and married(?) 5ara/i Watson, as a second wife, in I794(?). 
He died in 1805. Married, first, in 1770. See No. 297. 

Possibly these two — Mary and Amos— were twins. 

521. Clarke Gardiner, was born in I752(?). 

522. Jeremiah Gardiner, was possibly older than Amos and was born in 1754. 

§ 143. MARY GARDINER, 4 (Nicliolas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born in 1708, 
and married, June(?) 28, 1728, Peleg Tripp, of South Kingstown. 

Children of Peleg and Mary (Gardiner) Tripp 

523. Caleb Tripp. 

524. Mary Tripp. 

525. Lydia Tripp. 

526. Tabitha Tripp. 

§ 144. THOMAS GARDINER, 4 (Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born in East 
Greenwich, May 5, 1707, and married, first, in East Greenwich, February 17, 1731-2, 
Abiah Downing. There was no issue by this marriage. He married, second, April 12, 
1744, Mary, a daughter of Doctor Charles and Mary Higginbotham. She was born 
March 30, 1724 (October 19, 1727?), and died June 4, 1752. He married, third. May 8, 
1766, Katharine Gardiner, of Newport. 

Children of Thomas and Mary (Higginbotham) Gardiner 

527. Mary Gardiner, was born Nov. 23, 1744, and married Hull. They had two sons, 7oie/>/j 

and Thomas, mentioned in her father's will. 

528. Richard Gardiner, was born Feb. 3, 1745, and married, first, March 5, 1769, Mary Hammond, 
a daughter of Joseph, of Newport. Married, second, March 28, itjt,, Mercy Hammond, a shter of 
his first wife."' 

529. Tabitha Gardiner, was born May 24, 1752. She married, as second wife, Jonathan Gardiner, 
of Newport. 

530. Henry Richmond Gardiner, was born May 13, 1767 (a child of third wife, Katharine). 

531. Samuel Fayerweather Gardiner, was born May 13, 1770,"" and died in 1818. His will was 

dated July (1817?). He married Sarah . They had, possibly, no issue, as he mentions 

several legatees, etc. 

§ 145. 



Fourth Generation 47 

§ 145. SAMUEL GARDINER, 4 (Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born in East 

Greenwich, April 25, 1709, and married. May, 1735, Mary . In 1734 he was 

admitted a freeman from East Greenwich, being then called Samuel Gardiner, Jr. In 
1744'" he was called "of Exeter." Possibly he died early, as he is not mentioned in 
his father's will of 1762, as is also but one child of his. 
Child of Samuel and Mary Gardiner 

532. Ann Gardiner, was born May 2, 1736, and married, Feb. 24, 1757, Jonathan Olin. 

§ 146. JOHN GARDINER, 4 (Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born in East 

Greenwich, Rhode Island, December 15, 1717, and married Ruth in 1740. 

Children of John and Ruth Gardiner 

533. Samuel Gardiner, was born Aug. 29, 1742, and married, Dec. 18, 1762, Catharine Greene, of 
North Kingstown. He died in 1782, his will being proved Jan. 12, 1783. His widow married, 
second, William Slocum. 

534. Marv Gardiner, was born Feb. 12, 1745. 

535. Abigail Gardiner, was born Feb. i, 1747. 

536. Ruth Gardiner, was born March 20, 1750. 

537. William Gardiner, was born Feb. 9, 1756, and married, Feb. 27, 1780, Hester {or Esther) Nichols. 

§ 147. MARTHA GARDINER, 4 (Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born May 
28, 1723, in East Greenwich, and married, August 13, 1741, Thomas Nichols, a son of 
John, of Coventry. 

Children of Thomas and Martha (Gardiner) Nichols 

538. Rebekah Nichols, was born Jan. 10, 1742, and died young. 

539. Rachel Nichols, married, Oct. 27, 1777, Job Whitford, a son of Job. 

540. Mary Nichols. 

541. Rebekah Nichols, was born Jan. 10, 1744, and is called /o«rt/j daughter in Coventry records. 
She married, March 9, 1769, William Sweet, a son of William. 

542. John Nichols, was born May 21, 1745. 

543. Mary Nichols,'*^ was born July 2, 1755. 

§ 148. HENRY GARDINER, 4 (Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born in East 
Greenwich, March 23, 1725, and married, April — , 1746, Elizabeth Rice, of Coventry. 
§ 149. ANNE GARDINER, 4 (Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born June 8, 
1712, and married, December 31, 1732, Samuel Reynolds, of North Kingstown, a "son of 
Joseph, deceased." He died in 1739. His will, proved September 18, 1739, mentions 

wife Ann and two daughters, Freelove and (records burned), son Thomas and 

daughter Abigail. Mrs.^^ Reynolds married, second, John Aylesworth. 
Note. This entry should precede No. 146, John Gardiner, 4. 

Children of Samuel and Anne (Gardiner) Reynolds 

544. Freelove Reynolds, was born Oct. 31, — , being the second child, and married, June 8, 1755, 
John Kenyan. 

546. Thomas Reynolds, was born March 16, •, being the first child. 

547. Abigail Reynolds, was born Ma^— 11, — — , being the third child. 

By Second Husband 

548. Martha Aylesworth. 

549. Waite Aylesworth. 

§ 150. 



48 The Gardiners 



§ 150. JOSHUA GARDINER, 4 (Robert, 3; George, 2; George, i), of Exeter, was 
born in I7I7(?), and married, September 15, 1743, Sarah Spink, of East (West?) Green- 
wich. She died May 15, 1749. Possibly(?) he married, April 28, 1756 (1751?), Dehver- 
ance Reynolds. 

Children of Joshua and Sarah (Spink) Gardiner 

550. Nathaniel Gardiner, was born April 10, 1744. 

551. Samuel Gardiner, was born April 24, 1746, and married, in 1781, Elizabeth . 

552. IsHMAEL Gardiner, was born Jan. 5, 1749. 

§ 151. CALEB GARDINER, 4 (Robert, 3; George, 2; George, i), of Exeter, was born 
in i72o(?), and married, February 12, 1752, Elizabeth Corey, of East Greenwich. But 
one child is mentioned in Robert Gardiner's will (1762). 

Child of Caleb and Elizabeth (Corey) Gardiner 

553. Nathan Gardiner, was born Nov., 1752, and married, April 9, 1785, Mary Greene, a daughter 
of David'" and Elizabeth. {David Greene was born Aug. 28, 1728, and his wife, Elizabeth, was born 
in 1730, and died April 19, 1783.) Mary, wife of Nathan, was born June 14, 1765. 

There may have been other children. 

§ 152. ANNAH GARDINER, 4 (Robert, 3 ; George, 2 ; George, i), was born in I722(?), 
and married, in North Kingstown, July, 1742, Robert Reynolds. 

Children of Robert and Annah (Gardiner) Reynolds 

554. Joseph Reynolds, married, in Exeter, April 12, 1765, Elizabeth Gardiner. 

555. Lydia Reynolds, married, in Exeter, Dec. 20, 1771, William Hall. 

§ 152a. MARY GARDINER,"* 4 (Robert, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born about 
1724, and married, August 25, 1754, William Hall, a son of Benoni and Elizabeth (Gar- 
diner) Hall. 

Children of William and Mary (Gardiner) Hall 

556. Benoni Hall, was born June 20, 1755. 

557. Waite Hall, was born Feb. 4, 1757, and died July 2, 1758. 

558. Isaac Hall, was born April 6, 1761, and married, Nov. 22, 1789, Susannah Reynolds, of East 
Greenwich. 

§ 153. MARY GARDINER, 4 (John, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born in I7i8(?) 
(December 24, 1723?), and married, November 29, 1739, Jireh Mumford, a son of Peleg 
and Mary (Bull) Mumford. 

Note. The author later expresses a doubt as to the place of Mary Gardiner. 

Children of Jireh and Mary (Gardiner) Mumford 

559. Waite Mumford, was born June 27, 1742, and died Oct. 7, 1743. 

560. William Gardiner Mumford, was born Nov. 26, 1746 (1744?), and married, about 1769, Eliza' 
beth . 

561. Joseph Mumford, was born May 30, 1747, and married Deborah Lillibridge. 

562. Mary Mumford, was born Dec. 30 (Aug. 24?), 1749, and died Dec. 30, 1749. 

563. Mary Mumford, 2d, was born June 17, 1751, and died Feb. 26, 1752. 

564. Sarah Mumford, was born May i, 1753, and married 5/i.si Ransom. 

565. Hannah Mumford, was born Jan. 18, 1755. 

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Fourth Generation 49 

§ 156. JOHN GARDINER, 4 (John, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born July 27, 
1727, and married Amie . 

Children of John and Amie ( ) Gardiner 

566. Abel Gardiner, was born Sept. 2, 1747, and married Dorothy Sweet. 

567. VVaite Gardiner, was born May 2 (4?), 1753, and died in 1814. She married, possibly, 

Gardiner. She mentioned, in her will, daughters Sarah B. and Dorcas W. Gardiner, the latter of 
whom was to have a legacy from her Aunt Dorcas Gardiner, and also mentioned brother John Gar- 
diner, of Exeter. 

568. ZiLPHA Gardiner, was born Jan. 14, 1752, and died Feb. 9, 1752. 

569. John Gardiner, was born April 7, 1753, and married, Dec. 14, 1775, Mary Gardiner, a daughter 
of Samuel and Ann, of Greenwich. 

570. Henry Greene Gardiner, was born April 5, 1755. 



571 
572 
573 
574 



Samuel Gardiner, was born May 13, 1757. 
Mary Gardiner, was born April 7, 1759. 
Ann Gardiner, was born July i, 1761. 
Margaret Gardiner, was born Aug. 27, 1767. 



§ 156a. SAMUEL GARDINER,'"^ 4 (John, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born July 
27, 1727, and married Ruth Potter, a daughter of Thomas and Mary (Babcock) Potter. 
Note. This is taken from "J- W. G. [J. Warren Gardiner?] papers," but is question- 
able, as Ruth was born in 1746. Miss Ruth Potter was either the daughter of Ichabod 
and Sarah (Robinson) Potter, and was born in 1728, or the daughter of Benjamin and 
Ruth (Sherman) Potter, and was born in 1727. One of these Ruths married Jeremiah 
Hazard. Samuel married, second, in 1764, Lucretia Burdick. 

Children of Samuel Gardiner 

5740. Lucy Gardiner, was born June 5, 1747. Possibly she was married under the name of Lois, in 
1767, to William Greene. 

5746. Thomas Potter Gardiner, was born in 1749, and married, April 15, 1773, Catharine Bent, a 
daughter of John. 

By Second Wife 

574c. Marcy Gardiner, was born in 1765. 
574(i. Fanny. 

574e. John Gardiner, was born . 

574/. Samuel Gardiner, married. May 22, 1803, Ruth Wells. 

§ 157. ELIZABETH GARDINER, 4 (George, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born 
May 10, 1708, and baptized in 1725. She married. May 30, 1727, John Bentley. The 
children are recorded in Richmond. (See Note 47.) 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Bentley"^ 
574g. Benedict Bentley, was born Jan. i, 1742 (1741?). 
574/j. Gardiner Bentley, was born Oct. i, 1744. 

5741. Susannah Bentley, was born Jan. i, 1750. 

Note. John Bentley, married, Dec. 21, 1749, Mary Coltrell. 

§ 164. CALEB WESTCOTT, 4 (Hannah Gardiner, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born 

December 6, 1716, and married. May 27, 1739, Hannah Gardiner, a daughter of George. 

(See Note 48.) 

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50 The Gardiners 



Children of Caleb and Hannah (Gardiner) Westcott 

575. Mary Westcott, married, Feb. 6, 1772, James Tefft, Jr. 

576. Elizabeth Westcott, married Barber Peckham, wlio married, second, her cousin, Sarah Sheffield- 

§ 166. TABITHA HILL, 4 (Joanna Gardiner, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born 
December 3, 1711, and married, March 31, 1742, Ephraim Howard, of Braintree, Mas- 
sachusetts. She died June 8, 1749. He died August 9, 1759, in his forty-third year. 

Children of Ephraim and Tabitha (Hill) Howard 

577. Ephraim Howard, was born Feb. 28, 1743, and married{- April 12, 1764, Elizabeth Myers. 

578. Caleb Howard, was born Dec. 4, 1745. 

579. Daniel Howard, was born June 12, 1748. 

§ 168. MARY HILL, 4 (Joanna Gardiner, 3; George, 2; George, x), was born Febru- 
ary 21, 1718, and married, March 31, 1748, John Carr, a son of John, a son of Joseph. 
He married, second, February 18, 1753, Ann Greene. 

Children of John and Mary (Hill) Case 

580. Nathaniel Case, was born Oct. 31, 1748. 

581. Tabitha Case, was born June 25, 1751. 

§ 169. DANIEL HILL, 4 (Joanna Gardiner, 3; George, 2 ; George, i), was born Novem- 
ber 17, 1721, and married, October 29, 1747, Elnathan {sic) Greene, widow of Thomas, 
and a daughter of John Rice. 

Children of Daniel and Elnathan (Rice) Hill 

582. Tabitha Hill, was born Dec. 12, 1750. 

583. Elnathan Hill, was born April 12, 1753. 

584. Daniel Hill, was born March 27, 1755. 

585. Sarah Hill, was born July 6, 1760. 

§ 170. SUSANNAH HILL, 4 (Joanna Gardiner, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born 
August 6, 1724, and married, March 28, 1755, Ayres Ellis. 

Children of Ayres and Susannah (Hill) Ellis 

586. Jeremiah Ellis, was born Dec. 11, 1755, and married, 29, l8o2(?), Amy Austin, a daughter 

of Ezekiel, of Exeter. 

587. Augustus Ellis, was born April 9, 1758, and married, Oct. 3, 1779, Desire Slociim, a daughter 
of Charles, of Portsmouth. 

588. Elizabeth Ellis, was born June 26, 1760. 

589. Joanna Ellis, was born Sept. 22, 1763. 

§ 171. WILLIAM GARDINER, 4 (William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born 
about 1 7 10. He was baptized in 1726, being called an adult, and died February 6, 1781. 
He married, in 1736, Freelove Watson. (See Note 52.) 

Children of William and Freelove (Watson) Gardiner 

590. Clarke Gardiner, was born Aug. 3, 1737, and married, Nov. i, 1759, Amey Lillibridge, who 
died Aug. 17, 1785. 

591. Thomas Gardiner, was born March 7, 1738, and married, June 21, 1764, Abigail Parker. 

592. Stephen Gardiner, was born June 7, 1740, and married . 

593. Mary Gardiner, was born Feb. 13, 1744, and married Allen Gardiner, a son of John and Mercy 
{Wilkinson?) (Smith?). She had a daughter Patience. 

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Fourth Generation 51 

594. Desire Gardiner, was born Nov. 26, 1749. 

595. Gideon Gardiner, was born Nov. 15, 1751. 

596. Patience Gardiner. In her will she calls William Gardiner father. 

§ 172. THOMAS GARDINER, 4 (William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born about 
1712, and was baptized in 1728, being called an adult. 

Children of Thomas Gardiner'^^ 

597. Caleb Gardiner, married, March 7, 1751, Mary Clarke. 

597a. Jeremiah Gardiner, married, June 23, 1757, Mary Baudisk, of West Greenwich. 

§ 173. JOHN GARDINER, 4 (William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born about 
1708, and married in I742(?), Mercy (?). He died in I794(?). See Note 53. 

Children of John Gardiner 

598. William Gardiner, was born Aug. i, 1743, and, about 1763, married Sarah Watson, a daughter 
of Jeffrey, born Jan. II, 1743 (1740?). 

599. John Gardiner, was born June 17, 1745, and married,'" April 30, 1767, Bathsheba Walson, a 
daughter of Jeffrey. She died in 1796, having been born Sept. 17 (16?), 1748. 

600. Allen Gardiner, was born June 3, 1748, and married Mary Gardiner, a daughter of William, 4, 
they being first cousins. 

601. Mary Gardiner, (a twin sister of William above), was born Aug. i, 1743, and married Jeffrey 
Champlin, a son of Stephen and Mary {Hazard?), he having been born March 21, 1744. 

602. Desire Gardiner, married Nicholas Northup. 

§ 174a. ANN HULL, 4 (Ann Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), vv^as born October 26, 
1702, and married, April 27, 1721, Robert Knowles, a son of William and Alice (Fish) 
Knowles. He was a prominent member of the Society of Friends and a minister in that 
Society. He died in 1759. She died previously to this date. 

Children of Robert and Ann (Hull) Knowles 

603. Sarah Knowles, was born May 9, 1722, and married, Sept. 19, 1742 {ly^il), Benjamin Hoxsie, 
a son of Joseph. 

604. William Knowles, was born Oct. 13, 1725, and married, April 29, 1753, Abigail Seager. 

605. Robert Knowles, was born Feb. 27, 1728, and died before his father. 

606. Joseph Knowles, was born March 16, 1730, and married, Nov. 11, 1753, Bathsheba Seager, a 
daughter of Joseph and Alice (Hull) Seager. 

607. Ann Knowles, was born Oct. 20, 1737, and married, Dec. 11, 1755, Jonathan Reynolds. 

§ 177. HANNAH SHERMAN, 4 (Dorcas Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), was 
born October 28, 1713, and died October 9, 1804. She married, December 9, 1742, 

Jeremiah Browne, a son of Samuel and Mary ( ). He died August 30, 1796, aged 

eighty-nine (eighty-eight?) years. 

Children of Jeremiah and Hannah (Sherman) Browne 

608. Abiel Browne, was born June 17, 1746."' 

609. Jeremiah Browne, was born Jan. 7, 1747 (1748?), and married, Sept. 29, 1776, Eleanor Lillibridge. 
He died June 28, 1829, and she died Feb. l5, 1831. 

610. Joseph Browne, was born Sept. 29, 1749. 

611. Benjamin Browne, was born Nov. 4, 1753, and married, Oct. 17, 1771, Waite Reynolds. 

§ 180. 



52 The Gardiners 



§ 180. ABIEL SHERMAN, 4 (Dorcas Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born 

(April 6, 1723?), and married, January 30, 1745, Susannah Boss. His will was 

proved in August, 1746, his wife Susannah being the administratrix. She died June 16, 
1778, in her fifty-eighth year. 

Child of Abiel and Susannah (Boss) Sherman 

612. Amie Sherman, was born June i, 1746, and died in 1799. She married Beriah Broion. 

§ 181. EXPERIENCE SHERMAN, 4 (Dorcas Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), 
was born June i, 1729, and married, April 6, 1749, Joseph Taylor, who was born Janu- 
ary 27, 1726, and died September i, i8o2(?). His widow died in 1809. 
Joseph Taylor was a son of William Taylor, from Barnstable, England, and Anne (Good- 
body) Taylor. "In 1760 he sold to Robert Brown (his brother-in-law), for five thousand 
six hundred pounds, 'current money of the Colony,' forty acres that were south of his 
father's mill in South Kingstown (Moorsfield). The same year he purchased of Joseph 
Jess"' fifty acres in North Kingstown, bounded north on Cozzens Brook, and in 1762 he 
bought of David Sprague ('Practitioner of Physic'), forty acres bounded southerly by 
his first purchase, where he planted a mill dam and factory that has since developed into 
the village of Silver Spring. He was styled 'a clothier,' and carried on the business of 
fulling and dressing cloth, and also carding wool, for the family spinning wheel. He was 
many years a member of the Hon. Town Council, his name on the records being always 
prefixed by the title of 'Colonel.' 

He was appointed, in 1781, to the Council of war, also to have charge of the payment of 
moneys 'to the wives of Soldiers from this town belonging to the Continental Army.' 
In 1783 he was appointed by the town council of North Kingstown to receive donations 
for the suffering at Newport. He had a sympathetic, upright, generous and loving 
nature. It was said that at his funeral 'There was a large concourse of people. Elder 
William Northup preached from the first three words of the last verse in the book of 
Genesis. There was great lamentation and weeping, an Earnest testimony of the deep 
hold he had upon the affections of the people.' "* 

Children of Joseph and Experience (Sherman) Taylor 

613. Mary Taylor, was born Nov. 21, 1749, and married Stephen Congdon. 

614. William Taylor, was born in 1752, and mamed Elizabeth Card. 

615. Abicml Ta\xor, was born , and married William Gardiner. 

§ 182. SARAH SHERMAN, 4 (Dorcas Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), married, 
May 16, 1753, as second wife,^' Robert Brown, Esq., a son of William and Elizabeth 
(Robinson) Brown. He was born July 26, 1718. 

Children of Robert and Sarah (Sherman) Brown 

616. Rowland Brown, was born in 1754, and died June 24, 1801. He married, Feb. 2, 1782, Mary 
Wickes,'^^" his cousin. She was born Dec. 11, 1752, and died Nov. 22, 1815, "in the 64th (63d?) year 
of her age." 

6i6a. Mary Brown, died May 30, 1781, unmarried. 

* From notes furnished by Peleg F. Peirce. 

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Fourth Generation 53 

-7, § 183. JAMP:S SHERMAN, 4 (Dorcas Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born 
June 30, 1726, and married, September 8, 1748, Penelope Franklin, of Jamestown, who 
was born July 26, 1730, and died in 1752. He married, second, February 6, 1755, Han- 
nah Fry,'^' a daughter of Thomas, of East Greenwich. He died August 21, 1805. 

Children of James Sherman by First Wife 

617. Abiel Sherman, was born , and died in 1788. 

By Second Wife 

618. Thomas S. Sherman, was born Dec. 23, 1755, and died Sept. 10, 1799, leaving six children. 

619. Penelope Sherman, was born Jan. 27, 1758, and died in infancy. 

620. Dorcas Sherman, was born July 24, 1760, and died in infancy. 

621. Hannah Sherman, was born Jan. 23, 1763, and died Nov. 18, 1836, unmarried. 

622. Sarah Sherman, was born March 11, 1764, and died Sept. 10, 1791, unmarried. 

623. James Sherman, was born May 5, 1765, and died May 15, 1832, unmarried. 

624. John R. Sherman, was born March 11, 1766, and married Margaret Spencer, who died Sept. 28, 
1801, having had one child, Catharine Greene, who was born March 5, 1801, and died in infancy. He 
died July 17, 1848, being the last of his family. 

§ 198. WILLIAM HAMMOND, 4 (Rachel Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), was 
born February 19, 1731, and died January 25, 1809. He married Chloe Wilbur, who 
was born February 9, 1733, and died December 15 (14?), 1818. 

Children of William and Chloe (Wilbur) Hammond 

625. Joseph Hammond, was born Aug. 2, 1756, and died March 10, 1792. 

626. Mary Hammond, was born Aug. 4, 1758, and, March, i852(?), she married Jeffrey Gardiner, a son 
of Ezekiel and Dorcas {Watson). 

627. Elizabeth Hammond, was born April 10, 1760, and married Rowland Hazard."^- 

628. Rachel Hammond, was born March 24, 1763, and died in 1841. 

629. William Hammond, was born March 3, 1766, and died in 1827. 

630. Benjamin Hammond, was born March 12, 1769, and died in March, 1834. 

631. Esther Hammond, was born March 13, 1771, and died Jan. 28, 1796. 

632. Lucy Hammond, was born Jan. 25, 1775, and married Henry Brown. 

633. Gardiner Hammond, was born Dec. 8, and died Dec. 10, 1777. 

634. Lydia Hammond, was born June 4, 1779, and died Oct. 31, 1831. 

§ 199. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 4 (Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born 

December 6, 1710, and died June 9, 1800. He married, 12, 1729-30, Martha 

Havens, a daughter of William. She died September 25, 1746. Nicholas married, 
second, Dorcas Gardiner, a daughter of Ephraim. He was a large landholder and the 
owner of many slaves. In 1746, '53, and '54, he was a Deputy, and in 1759-61 he was 
a member of the War Committee. In 1767 he was made Lieutenant Colonel. 

Children of Nicholas and Martha (Havens) Gardiner 

635. Mary Gardiner, was born Sept. 22, 1732, and married, Feb. 28 (8?), 1759, Oliver Reynolds. 

636. William Gardiner, was born Sept. 19 (9?), 1734, and married, March 2, 1760, Martha Reynolds. 

637. Margaret Gardiner, was born June 13, 1736, and married(?), April 6, 1767, John Reynolds. 

638. Nicholas Gardiner, was born March 2, 1738, and died June 6, 1815. He married, first. Honor 
Brown, and, second, Oct. 19, 1762, Deborah Vincent. 

639. Martha Gardiner, was born Aug. 31, 1739, and died Sept. 6, 1819, aged 80 years. She married, 
March 3, 1760, Stephen Arnold, of North Kingstown, who died Feb. 24, 1810, aged 71 years. 

640. 



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640. Ann Gardiner, was born May 28, 1741, and married Samuel Mowrey, Feb. 28, 1762. 

641. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Sept. 22, 1743, and married, Feb. 8, 1763, Benjamin Champlin. 

642. HuLiNG Gardiner, was born Aug. 18, 1745, and married, Feb. i, 1767, Elizabeth Northup,3.Aa.\igh- 
ter of Col. Immanuel Northup, of North Kingstown. 

By Second Marriage 

643. James Gardiner, was born Oct. 26, 1750, and died Feb. 17, 1795. He married Sarah , 

who died Sept. 25, 1783. (This marriage is questionable.) 



644. S\T,VESTER Gardiner, was born Aug. 30, 1752, and married, June 6, 1773, Hannah Reynolds, 
a daughter of Jonathan. She died Oct. 25, 1814, aged 58, being called widow. 

645. Fr.a.ncis Gardiner, was born April 4, 1755, and married Waile West. 

646. Dorcas Gardiner, was born March 12, 1760, and died in 1811. 

§ 200. EZEKIEL GARDINER, 4 (Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born 
September 29, 1712, and died August 13, 1780. He married, August 29, 1734, Dorcas 
Watson, a daughter of John and Hannah (Champlin), of South Kingstown. She was 
born October 25, 1716, and died in 1785. In 1734 he was admitted a freeman from 
North Kingstown. In 1756, '62, '69, and '70, he was a Deputy,^" and in 1776, was ap- 
pointed one of the Committee of Safety. 

Children of Ezekiel and Dorcas (Watson) Gardiner 

617. John Gardiner, was born Oct. 21, 1735, and died in 1796. He married, June 3, ly $6, Elizabeth 
Champlin, a daughter of Jeffrey, of Exeter. 

648. Hannah Gardiner, was born Feb. 4, 1736 (1736-7?), and married, March 24, 1757, Jeffrey Wat- 
son, Jr., of South Kingstown. 

649. Ezekiel Gardiner, was born Aug. 25, 1738, and married. May, 1764, Susannah Congdon. 

650. Marv Gardiner, was born Feb. 20, 1740. 

651. Elisha Gardiner, was born June 4, 1742, and died June 9, 1777. He married Desire Browne. 

652. George Gardiner, was born July 2, i745."^'' 

653. David Gardiner, was born Feb. 15, 1747. 

654. Nicholas Gardiner, was born May 20, 1749, and died July 16, 1812. He married, June 8, 1769, 
Martha Champlin. who died Aug. 6, 1778. He married, second, Feb. 4, 1779, Anne Clarke, a daughter 
of Simeon. She died in 1827. They were married in Stonington, Conn. 

655. Peleg Gardiner, was born Nov. 24, 1750, and married Isabel Watson, a daughter of John. He 
married, second, Oct. 26, 1791, Hannah Clarke, a daughter of Latham and Martha (Robinson) Clarke. 

656. Zebulon Gardiner, was born April 20, 1753, and married Katharine Wilcox. 

657. Oliver Gardiner, was born in 1757. His will was dated Jan. 14, 1824. He mentions a daughter 
Martha, an illegitimate child. Possibly he never married. 

658. Jeffrey Gardiner, was born in 1755, and died . He married Mary Hammond, a daughter 

of William. 

§ 201. SYLVESTER GARDINER, 4 (Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born 
August 3, 1714, and married, in 1736, Lydia Dawley, a daughter of John. In his will, 
made in 1749, John Dawley mentions "daughter Lydia, wife of Sylvester Gardiner." 

Children of Sylvester and Lydia (Dawley) Gardiner 

659. P.\LMER Gardiner, was born Sept. 19, 1737, and married Hannah Nichols, of Kent Co., R. I., 
who was born Feb. 3, 1743, and died in 1804. 

660. Daniel Gardiner, died at Hancock, Mass. He married, first, March 21, 1771, Abigail Hall, 
of West Greenwich, R. I.; second, Elsey ; and, third, Christiana Hall. 

661. Joseph Gardiner, was born , and died at Hancock, Mass., Dec. 15, 1816, unmarried. 

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Fourth Generation 55 

662. Benjamin Gardiner, died at Hancock, Mass., unmarried. 

663. Waite Gardiner. 

664. Tabitha Gardiner, married, June 19, 1768, Samuel Reynolds, Jr., of West Greenwich. 

665. Hannah Gardiner, married, March 24, 1757, Joseph Watson,'''^ Jr., of South Kingstown. 

§ 202. HANNAH GARDINER, 4 (Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born 
September 2, 1717, and married, in March, 1733-4, John Sweet, who died in 1742. She 
married, second, April 26, 1744 (January 7, 1745?), Daniel Dawley, a son of John. 

Children of John and Hannah (Gardiner) Sweet 

666. Elizabeth Sweet, was born in i734(?). 

667. John Sweet, was born in I736(?). 

668. Mary Sweet, was born in I738(?). 

§ 204. SUSANNAH GARDINER, 4 (Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born 
in 1725, and died February 7, 1783, aged fifty-eight years. She married, in 1745, Captain 
Robert Northup, who died September 5, 1783, in his sixty-sixth year. 

Children of Robert and Susannah (Gardiner) Northup 

669. David Northup, was born May 9, 1746, and married, March 9, 1787 (1789?), Anstis Crandall, 
a daughter of John Austin, of North Kingstown. 

670. Dorcas Northup, was born Nov. 30, 1748. 

671. Nicholas Northup, was born Oct. 26, 1751, and married Desire Gardiner, a daughter of John 
and Mercy. 

672. Hannah Northup, was born Aug. 12, 1755. 

675. Benjamin Northup, was born Dec. 18, 17,57. 

676. William Northup, was born June 4, 1760. 

§ 207. GEORGE GARDINER, 4 (George, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born July 
25, 1720, and married, April 22 (February 10?), 1742, Sarah Boss, a daughter of Peter 
and Amie'*^ (Gardiner) Boss. 

Children of George, Jr., and Sarah (Boss) Gardiner 

678. Susannah Gardiner, was born June 16, 1743, and married, Nov. 17, 1760, William Creennian{?). 

679. George Gardiner, was born March 18, 1745. 

680. RuFUS Gardiner, was born March 9, 1747. 

681. William Gardiner, was born Sept. 8, 1749, and married, possibly, June 26, 1775, Mary Boone, 
of North Kingstown. 

682. Levi Gardiner, was born Sept. 29, 1751. 

683. Amie Gardiner, was born in 1753, and married, Dec. 9, 1771, Samuel Tefft, a son of Joseph. 

§ 208. HANNAH GARDINER, 4 (George, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born May 
27, 1723, and married. May 27, 1739, Caleb Westcott, a son of Josiah and Hannah" 
(Gardiner) Westcott. 

Children of Caleb and Hannah (Gardiner) Westcott 

684. Ruth Westcott. 

6840. Hannah Westcott, married, May 4, iy6o, Ezekiel^" Sheffield, oi New Shoreham, and died Aug. 16, 
1769. 

685. Elizabeth Westcott, married, as first wife. Barber Peckham. 

686. Mary Westcott, married, Feb. 6, 1772, James Tefft, Jr. 

These children were mentioned in their grandfather's will. There may have been others. 

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56 The Gardiners 



§ 209. Amey Gardiner, 4 (George, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born August 15, 
1725, and married, December 10, 1741, Stephen Tefft. 

Children of Stephen and Amey (Gardiner) Tefft 

687. Daniel Tefft, was born May i, 1743. 

688. Sarah Tefft, was born May 13, 1744, and died Sept. 2, i8i8(?). 

689. A Daughter. 

690. A Daughter. 

All are mentioned in their grandfather's will. 

§ 210. MARY GARDINER, 4 (George, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born in 1727, 
and married, about 1748, Jeffrey Champlin, Jr., a son of Jeffrey and Mary. She died 
November 14, 1771. 

Children of Jeffrey, Jr., and Mary (Gardiner) Champlin 

691. Jeffrey Ch.\mplin, was born Oct. 6, 1749, and married, April i, 1777, Hannah Hazard, a daughter 
of Jeffrey. 

692. George Gardiner Champlin,'*' was born July 19, 1754. 

693. William Champlin, was born May 19, 1756. 

694. Stephen Champlin,'" was born Feb. 19, 1761. 

695. Mary Champlin, was born Nov. i, 1762. 
695a. Susannah Champlin, was born Aug. 19, 1764. 

696. Hannah Champlin, was born Aug. 19, 1764. 

697. Ezekiel Champlin, was born April 24, 1767. 

698. Rowland Gardiner Champlin, was born March 20 (29?), 1770. 

§ 211. SARAH GARDINER, 4 (George, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born in 
I729(?), and married, June 8, 1761, Josiah Sheffield, of New Shoreham, who died Janu- 
ary 22, 1768. She married, second, John Littlefield (father, by his first wife, of Catharine 
Littlefield, who married Nathaniel Greene, Major General in the United States Army). 

Children of Josiah and Sarah (Gardiner) Sheffield 

699. George Sheffield, was born Jan. 6, 1762, and died Nov. 23, 1766. 

700. Susannah Sheffield, was born Dec. 7, 1765, and married, Oct. 18, 1781, Lodowick Mott. 

701. Edward (Edmund?) Sheffield, was born Dec. 7, 1765, and married, Jan. 28, 1790, Mary Little- 
field. 

702. Sarah Sheffield, was born Dec. 20, 1767, and married, as second wife, Barber Peckham. 

§ 212. DORCAS GARDINER, 4 (George, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born in 
I730(?), and married Edward Perry. He married, second, Ruth Perry, a daughter of 
Samuel and Susannah (Hazard) Perry. 

Children of Edward and Dorcas (Gardiner) Perry 

703. Benjamin Perry, was born Dec. 11, 1754, and married, Dec. 19, 1779, Alice Soule. 

704. Susannah Perry, was born Sept. 25, 1759. 

705. George Perry, was born Feb. 9, 1762."" 

§ 213. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 4 (George, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born 
in I734(?), and married Hannah Champlin, a daughter of Stephen. 

Children of Nicholas and Hannah (Champlin) Gardiner 

706. Stephen Champlin Gardiner, was born Dec. 3, 1755, and married . 

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Fourth Generation 57 

707. George Gardiner, was born June 9, 1757. 

708. Rowland Gardiner, was born March 18, 1759. 

709. Hannah Gardiner, was born Oct. 7, 1763. 

710. Jeffrey Gardiner, was born Nov. 12, 1765. 

§ 214. EZEKIEL GARDINER, 4 (George, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born in 
I734(?), and married Sarah . He died in 1780. 

Children of Ezekiel and Sarah Gardiner 

711. Ezekiel Gardiner, was born in 1768, and married Ruth . She died June 12, 1854, aged 

81 years. 

712. Phebe Gardiner. 

(These two gave receipts for legacies from their father's estate.) 

§ 217. HANNAH WATSON, 4 (John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born 
March i, 1703-4, and married, about 1723, William Clarke, a son of Latham. He 
died in 1747 (1746?). She married, second, David Greene,'^ a son of David and 
Mary (Slocum) Greene. He was born in 1705,'" and died in 1757. She died January 9, 
1767. 

Children of William and Hannah (Watson) Clarke 

713. Latham Clarke, was born Nov. 19, 1724, and died at Havana, in 1762. 

714. John Clarke, was born July 13, 1726. 

§ 218. ANN WATSON, 4 (John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born March 
27, 1708-9, and died in 1771. She married Benjamin Allen, of North Kingstown, a 
son of Matthew. He married, second, Sarah Mowrey, widow of Robert, of Exeter, 
April 28, 1776. 

Children of Benjamin and Ann (Watson) Allen 

715. Christopher Allen, was born about 1730, and married Mitchel. He died Nov. 2, 1810. 

716. Hannah Allen, married, March 29, 1750, Nicholas Northup, Jr. 

717. S.\MUEL Allen, in 1787, removed to New York State. 

718. Matthew Allen, married, in 1757, Hannah Dyre, a daughter of Col. Charles Dyre. 

§ 219. JOHN WATSON, 4 (John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born March 
13, 1709-10, and died April 26, 1791. He married, June 2 (26?), 1736, Isabella Sherman^ 
a daughter of Job and Bridget'''^ (Gardiner) Sherman. She died May 22, 1753. John 
Watson and his wife were members of the Society of Friends, and were censured for 
allowing a daughter to marry out of the Society. His brother, Jeffrey Watson, in his 
diary, in mentioning his funeral, says, "Thomas Hazard preached his funeral sermon; 
the subject 'The Grace of God has appeared to all mankind.' " 

Children of John, Jr., and Isabella (Sherman) Watson 

719. John Watson, was born May 23, 1737, and married, Oct. 11, 1764, Desire, a daughter of Thomas 
and Mercy (Williams) Wheeler, of Stonington, Conn. 

720. Hannah Watson, was born in Sept., 1738, and died Feb. 14, 1757, unmarried. 

721. Bridget Watson, was born Dec. 24, 1741, and died June 11, 1768. She married Abijah Bab- 
cock, a son of David and Dorcas (Brown) Babcock. 

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58 The Gardiners 



722. Job Watson, was born Aug. 7, 1744, and married, Feb. 11 (12?), 1766, Sarah Hazard, a daughter 
of Robert and Sarah (Borden) Hazard. 

723. Mercy (Mary?) Watson, was born Sept. 3, 1746, and married Babcock, possibly Abijah 

Babcock, as second wife."^ 

724. Elisha Watson, was born Aug. 5, 1 748, and married Miriam Babcock, a daughter of David and 
Dorcas (Brown) Babcock. He married, second, Susannah Perry, a daughter of Judge Freeman Perry. 

'J2^. Isabella Watson, was born May 7, 1753, and married Peleg Gardiner. She died in 1785. He 
married, second, Hannah Clarke, daughter of Latham and Martha (Robinson) Clarke. 

726. Walter Watson, was born May 7, 1753, and married Abigail, a daughter of Thomas Hazard, 
"Virginia Tom." 

§ 220. JEFFREY WATSON, 4 (John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born 
August 3, 1712. The record reads "Old Style, which is the 14 day of August now in 
New Style." He married, November 29, 1732, Bathsheba Smith, a daughter of John 
Smith, Jr., and Mercy (Westcott) Smith. She died in 1793, aged eighty-four years. 
There is in existence to-day a diary kept by Jeffrey Watson, beginning in 1740, and end- 
ing a few days before his death in 1784. This diary contains much valuable matter 
impossible to have been obtained at the present time in any other way. He lived for 
several years on what is known as the Ferry farm, and kept the ferry. But, according 
to his diary, Francis Willett saw fit, one day, to find fault with the way in which the 
ferry was conducted, at which Jeffrey indignantly gave up keeping the ferry and moved 
to "The tother place," as he expressed it. The other place, or farm, which he owned, 
was what has long been known as the "Pine Tree I'arm." For a number of years he 
was Justice of the Peace, and his lists of marriages contain many names which are not 
recorded in the town records. His list of deaths, also, is valuable, as he gives the names 
of the ministers who preached, and often the text, and his opinion of the ability of the 
preacher. On October 13, 1746, he says "I went in the woods to the Baptist meeting. 
Gardiner Thurston preached. His text was Isaiah 28 chapt. 16 Verse, from which words 
he preached a very able sermon. It was a windy day." On July 14, 1755, he says, 
"I went to Little Rest, there was Benjamin Peckham and John Watson to settle the 
License names. John Case"*^ Talked hard, many flings and flirts. It was exceedingly 
hot day." August 11 : "I was at the Baptist meeting Samuel Albro spoke and was exceed- 
ingly able." August 20th: "I was at the Quaker meeting to hear Samuel Fothergill'*' 
there was an abundance of people, the Minister exceedingly able and a great schollar. 
Discoursed in a very high Style." On April 2, 1756, he writes: "I went to Esqu''. Cogges- 
halls to see them, hearing his wife was dead and found a Sorrowful! House, much Lament- 
ing the Lo/s of the Deceased, and thence home. I saw many of the neighbours, all 
Lamenting the Lo/s of so Virtuous a person. A loving and Dutiful wife a Tender Mother 
and a mild Mi/tress and a good neighbour as Ever Lived on Earth, and as much Lamented 
as ever was a Person since my Rememberance." He then adds: "I went to EsqUf. Cogges- 
halls to the burial of his wife, there was three Ministers Oldrich,'^^ Scribings'*' [Scriven] 
and Carr and as many hearers as Ever I saw at a funeral. Oldrich very able." 
Reading over these old diaries seems to place one in personal contact with the people 
who lived a hundred years ago. 

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Fourth Generation 59 

Daniel Coggeshall's wife was Mary Wanton,'^* a direct ancestress of our General Thomas 
Casey. 

Jeffrey was possibly a member of the Society of Friends, but he seems to have been 
interested in all denominations of Christian worshipers, and attended the preaching of 
able men whenever possible. His social position was as good as the best of his neigh- 
bors; for he mentions having had a difference with Francis Willett. He went to him 
and asked by what authority he had given himself the "Liberty" to talk so about one 
that was in no ways inferior to himself, but stood on equal footing with him, and adds, 
"My Dealing so plain with him, he grew more moderate and went home with me to 
dinner." 

He represented his town in the General Assembly, taking an active part in the doings of 
that body for several years. He also took a very active part in the affairs of his town. 

Children of Jeffrey and Bathsheba (Smith) Watson 

727. Hannah Watson, was born June 2, 1733, and died June 2, 1819 (1814?). She married, in Aug. 
(Sept. 13?), 1750, Joshua Allen, a son of Caleb and Mercy (Northup). 

728. Jeffrey Watson, was born Oct. 16, 1734, and married, March 24, 1757, Hannah^^" Gardiner. 

729. Elisha Watson, was born July 10, 1736, and died Sept. 30, 1810. 

730. Dorcas Watson, was born Aug. 13, 1738, and died Sept. 11, 1741. 

731. Mercy Watson, was born July 10, 1740, and died Nov. 11, 18^6. She had a daughter Abigail, 
who died in 1812. 

732. Dorcas Watson, was born June 5, 1742, and died April 22, 1797. 

733. Sarah Watson, was born June (Jan.?) 11, 1743 (1743-4?), and died Aug. 17, 1809. She married 
William Gardiner, a son of John. 

734. William Watson, was born April 25, 1745, and died Sept. 26, 1783. "* 

735. Bathsheb.\ Watson, was born Feb. 16"°, 1746, and married, April, 1767, John Gardiner, Jr. 

736. John Watson, was born Dec. 27, 1750, and died March 11, 1832. He married, Nov. 25, 1773, 
Rachel Richardson, who died Oct. 13, 1822. 

737. Elizabeth Watson, was born May 27, 1757 (1755?), and died in Rensselaerville, N. Y., in 1797 
(1796?). She married John L. Gardiner. 

§ 223. AMEY WATSON, 4 (John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born Octo- 
ber 18, 1719, and married, in 1738, John Lillibridge. He married, second, July 6, 1755, 
Susannah Seager, and died in 1768. 

Children of John and Amey (Watson) Lillibridge 

738. Champlin Lillibridge, was born Sept. 15, 1739. 

739. Amey Lillibridge, was born in 1740, and married, Nov. i, 1759, Clarke Gardiner, a son of William 
and Freelove. 

740. Eleanor Lillibridge, married, Sept. 29, 1776, Jeremiah Brown, Jr., a son of Jeremiah. 

741. Dorcas Lillibridge, was born Aug. 27, 1747, and married(?) . 

742. Lucy Lillibridge, was born — . 

§ 224. FREELOVE WATSON, 4 (John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born 
about 1723, and married, in 1743, John Champlin, a son of Jeffrey, Jr., and Susannah 
( ), being his third wife. He was born February 12, 1717. 

Children of John and Freelove (Watson) Champlin 

743. John Champlin, was born July 30, 1744. 

744- 



6o The Gardiners 



744. Samuel Champlin, of Exeter, was born July 17, 1746, and married, Dec. 10, 1783 (1782?), Alice 
Reynolds, a daughter of Benjamin. 

745. William Champlin, was born Aug. 15, 1749.'" 

746. Stephen Champlin, was born Aug. 27, 1751. 

747. Thomas Champlin, was born Jan. 23, 1754, and married, Dec. 17, 1783, Thankful Coone, a daugh- 
ter of Joseph, of Voluntown, Conn. 

748. Abigail Champlin, was born June 23, 1756. 

749. Elisha Champlin, was born Nov. 11, 1758. 

750. Susannah Champlin, was born Oct. 31, 1761. 

751. Freelove Champlin, was born June 15, 1767. 

§ 226. SAMUEL WATSON, 4 (Samuel, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born 

, and married Hannah Hazard,*^ a daughter of Jeremiah. She was born 

in 1714. He died . He was made a freeman in 1744, and in 1759 he was made 

a Second Lieutenant, and in 1760, a First Lieutenant. 

Children of Samuel and Hannah (Hazard) Watson 

752. Hazard Watson, was born in I737(?), and died in 1762, unmarried. 
Robert Watson, was born^ — (March 28, 1739?), and married, Aug. 3, 1758, Rebecca Richmond. 
Nicholas Watson, was born . 



753 
754 
755 
756 

757 
758 



Silas Watson, married, Dec. 26, 1762, Sarah Bowdish {Bovidilch). 
Samuel Watson. 

Mary Watson, married, Dec. (Nov.?) 5, 1768, Peleg Moon, a son of James. 
Freelove Watson. 



§ 227. BENJAMIN WATSON, 4 (Samuel, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was 
born in 1724, and died February 28, 1797, aged seventy-three years. He married, 
September 28, 1749, Sarah Westgate. 

Children of Benjamin and Sarah (Westgate) Watson 

759. Robert W.\tson, was born March 27, 1750, and married Almy — •; both living in 1800. 

760. Avis Watson, was born July 10, 1752, and died Feb. 21, 1766 (with whooping cough). 

761. Benjamin Watson, was born Jan. 25, 1755, and married Elizabeth . He removed to New 

York State. 

762. Patience Watson, was born April 8, 1757, and died Sept. 20, 1844, unmarried. 
762a. Samuel Watson, was born Sept. 9, 1758, and married Elizabeth . 

763. Oliver Watson, was born Feb. 25, 1760, and died in July, 1839. He married Dorcas Watson, a 
daughter of John and Rachel. She was born Jan. 8, 1775, and died April 19, 1 855. 

764. Sarah Watson, was born July 31, 1764, dying unmarried. 

765. Mary Watson, was born July 31, 1764, and married(?) — - — — . 

766. Edward Watson, was born June 7, 1769, and married(?) . 

766a. Stephen Watson, married Mary . 

767. Jesse Watson, was born in June, 1771, and died March 16, 1846. He married Mary Watson, a 
daughter of John and Rachel. She died Oct. 30, 1846. 

768. Westgate Watson, was born in Oct., 1774, and married Dorcas . She died in 1859. He 

died . 

769. Svxvester Watson, was born Sept. 21, 1776, and married, in June, 1802, Abigail Hall, a daughter 
of Slocum Hall. 

§ 229. STEPHEN WATSON, 4 (Samuel, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born 
in 1726, and died February 2, 1811, aged eighty-five years. He married, September 4, 

1757. 



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1/57' Abigail Arnold, of Exeter, a daughter of Joseph and Patience (Gifford). She was 
born January 25 (24?), 1732 (1733?), and died in 1818. 

Children of Stephen and Abigail (Arnold) Watson 

770. Stephen Watson, was born , and died Feb. 2, 181 1, the same day on which his father died. 

771. JosiAH Watson, was born , and married Mercy"'' Watson, a daughter of John, Jr. He 

married, second, her sister, Bridget Watson. 

772. Esther Watson, married Jonathan Hazard, a son of Thomas — "Virginia Tom." 

773. Patience Watson,'" married, Nov. 24, 1802, Alexander Gardiner. 

§ 234. CALEB WATSON, 4 (Samuel, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born 
in I724(?), and was admitted a freeman from North Kingstown in 1746. He married, 
first, Champlin, and, second, Dorcas Gardiner. 

Children of Caleb Watson 

774. Samuel Watson, married, Nov. 26, 1^87, Elizabeth Westgate. 

775. John L. Watson, married Esther Allen, a daughter of Joshua and Hannah. 

776. Nicholas Watson. 

777. Champlin L. Watson. 

778. Elizabeth W.\tson,"* married Greene, a son of David and a nephew of Patience Greene. 

778a. Caleb Watson, died in 181 7. 

§ 236a. WILLIAM WATSON, 4 (William, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, x), was 
born about 1700, and married, about 1725, Mary Slocum, a daughter of Honorable Sam- 
uel and Hannah (Carr) Slocum. (See Samuel Watson, No. 48.) 

Children of William and Mary (Slocum) Watson 

779. Simeon Watson, was born Feb. 22, 1726, and married, Oct. 24, 1748, Hannah Kenyan (Rich- 
mond, R. L) 

780. Abigail Watson,"* was born June 5, 1729. 

781. Elizabeth Watson, was born June 5, 1732. 

782. John Watson, was born Jan. 20, 1735. 

§ 237. ELIZABETH BROWN, 4 (Frances Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born March 13, 1705, and married, as second wife, Robert Hannah, May 31, 1730. 

Children of Robert and Elizabeth (Brown) Hannah 

783. Ruth Hannah, was born April 18, 1731. 

784. Desire Hannah, was born Feb. 11, 1732. 

785. Ann Hannah, was born Feb. 28, 1734. 

Note. The family of Dorcas Brown below ( No. 238d) ought to have been introduced after Benjamin 
Brown ( No. 238a) and family, and Elisha Brown ( No. 238c) and family, and before James Wells and family 
{No. 239). 

§ 238d. DORCAS BROWN, 4, of Westerly (Frances Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born May 22 (23?), 1713, and married, February 24, 1730-1, David 
Babcock, of South Kingstown. 

Children of David and Dorcas (Brown) Babcock 

786. David Babcock, was born April 10, 1734, in Charlestown, R. I., and married, March 30, 1757, 
Sarah Perry, a daughter of Samuel, of Charlestown. 

787. Jonathan Babcock, was born Nov. 19, 1735, and married, Feb. 10, 1759, Susannah Perry, a daugh- 
ter of Samuel, of Charlestown. 

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62 The Gardiners 



788. Benedick Babcock, was born Oct. 21, 1737, and married, March 2, 1763, Mary Thompson, a 
daughter of Capt. Joshua, of Westerly. 

789. Asa Babcock. 

790. Gideon Babcock, was born July 2, 1744, and married Mary Chesehrough. 

791. Abiah Babcock, was born Jan. 8, 1741, and married Isabella"'' Watson, a daughter of JoAn. He 
married, possibly, second, her sister, Mary Watson. 

792. Dorcas Babcock, of South Kingstown, was born , and married, Feb. 6, 1782, Nathan 

Babcock, a son of Samuel, of Westerly. 

793. Mary Babcock, married Dennison. 

794. Miriam Babcock, married, about 1774, Elisha Watson, Jr. 

§ 238a. BENJAMIN BROWN, 4 (Frances Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born March 6 (16?), 1708, and married, April 6, 1730, Abigail Macoon, a daughter 
of John and Ann Macoon. 

Children of Benjamin and Abigail (Macoon) Brown 

795. Benjamin Brown, was born March 27, 1731. 



796, 

797 
798 

799 
800, 
801 
802 
803 



Desire Brown, was born June 8 (18?), 1733. 

Francis Brown, was born March 12, 1735. 

James Brown, was born March 13, 1737, and married. May 25, 1757, Lois Willis. 

Jeremiah Brown,"* was born April 11, 1741, and married, Jan. 19, 1787, Amie Tanner. 

Desire Brown, w.as born March 22 (23?), 1743. 

Jesse Brown, was born April 11, 1745. 

Elijah Brown, was born June 10, 1747. 

Abijah Brown, was born Nov. 3, 1749. 



§ 238c. ELISHA BROWN, 4 (Frances Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was 
born January 26, 1711, and married, January 14, 1734-5, Patience Edmunds. She 
died in 1760. 

Children of Elisha and Patience (Edmunds) Brown, of Warwick 

804. Mary Brown, was born March 12, 1735, and married, Sept. 20, 1753, Caleb Gorton, son of Edward, 
of Warwick. 

805. Ruth Brown, was born Nov. 27, 1736, and married, in West Greenwich, Dec. 13, 1764, William 
Burlingham, Jr. 

806. Elisha Brown, was born Aug. i, 1739, and married. May 21, 1761, Mary Tibbetts. 

807. Waite Brown, was born Sept. 23, 1741, and married, Jan. 7, 1760, John Tibbetts. 

808. Joseph Brown, was born Aug. 29, 1743. 

809. Francis Brown, was born Aug. 7, 1745. 

810. Daniel Brown, was born Aug. 5, 1747. 

811. Patience Brown, was born Aug. 5, 1749, and married, Nov. 22, 1767, Gideon Arnold, a son of 
Philip, dec. 

812. George Brown, was born July 4, 1751. 

813. Hannah Brown, was born April 12, 1754. 

814. LuciNA Brown, was born April 12, 1756. 

§ 239. JAMES WELLS, 4 (Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born 
September 30, 1707 (1706?), and married, April 22, 1731, Mary Barker,'' a daughter of 
Peter and Susannah (Peckham) Barker. 

Children of James and Mary (Barker) Wells, of Westerly 

815. James Wells, was born Nov. i, 1732. (Recorded in South Kingstown.) 

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Fourth Generation 63 

816. Barbara Wells, was born Aug. i, 1734, and married, July 31, 1753 {175^?), Joseph Noyes. (Mar- 
riage recorded in Westerly.) 

817. Peter Wells,'" was born Aug. 29, 1737. 

818. Barker Wells, was born May 16, 1750. 
8180. Joshua Wells, was born Aug. 24, 1753. 

§ 241. REBECCA WELLS, 4 (Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George i), was 
born December 30, 1710, and married, September 4 (i?), 1731, William Clarke, a son of 
William and Hannah (Knight) Clarke. He was born August 26, 1701. 

Children of William and Rebecca (Wells) Clarke 

819. James Clarke, was born Aug. 3, 1732, and married, April 24, 1755, Elizabeth Kenyan, in Rich- 
mond, R. I. 

820. Ann Clarke, was born Feb. 15, 1734, and married, March 13, 1757, Samuel Cross, in Richmond, R. I. 

821. Hannah Clarke, was born Feb. 15, 1734, and married, March 14, 1750-1, John Teffl, in Rich- 
mond, R. I. 

822. William Clarke, 3d, was born Feb. 19, 1737 (1736?), and married, March 20, 1757, Mary Tefft, 
in Richmond, R. I. 

823. Gideon Clarke, was born Oct. 15, 1738, and died Nov. 30, 1829. He married Eunice , 

who was born in 1740, and died in 1829. 

824. Ruth Clarke, of Richmond, R. I., was born Jan. 22, 1742, and married, June 20, 1757, Thomas 
Rathbun, Jr., of Exeter. 

825. Peter Clarke, was born April 18, 1745. 

826. Joshua Clarke,'" was born Feb. 19, 1749-50, and married, Feb. 26, 1769, Elizabeth^''- Dodge. 
(Recorded in Richmond.) 

§ 242. PETER WELLS, 4 (Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George i), was born 
May 4, 1713, and married, December 11, 1734 (1733?), Elizabeth Sweet, a daughter of 
William, of East Greenwich. He died September 16, 1757.'^" She died September 13, 
1757- 

Children of Peter and Elizabeth (Sweet) Wells. 

827. Thomas Wells, was born April 5, i734-5(?), and married, June 9, 1758, Anna Bissell. (Recorded in 
Exeter.) 

828. Dorcas Wells, was born Oct. 30, 1737, and married, Sept. 23, 1758, Joseph Rebearne(f). (Recorded 
in West Greenwich.) 

829. Dinah Wells, was born Dec. 10, 1739. Her name was changed to Elizabeth. 

830. Caleb Wells, was born July 18, 1743. 

831. Benjamin Wells, was born Dec. 24, 1745. 

832. Peter Wells, was born Oct. 21, 1748, and married in Exeter, Nov. 19, 1769, Margaret Cleveland. 

833. Silas Wells, was born Jan. 22, 1755 (1751?). 

§ 245. DORCAS WELLS, 4 (Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was 
born September 17, 1720, and married, May 4, 1742, Joshua Rathbone (recorded in 
Charlestown). 

Children of Joshua and Dorcas (Wells) Rathbone 

834. Joshua Rathbone, was born Jan. 8, 1742-3, and married, Sept. 30, 1766, Sarah Borden, a daughter 
of Abraham. 

835. Acors(?) Rathbone,'" married, Sept. 11 (Nov. 9?), 1775, Lydia Robinson. 

§ 247. 



64 The Gardiners 



§ 247. JOHN SHELDON, Jr., 4 (Herodias Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born February 10, 1707, and married, February 2, 1727-8 (1726-7?), Sarah Sherman. 

Children of John and Sarah (Sherman) Sheldon 

836. Herodias Sheldon, was born May 21, 1729. 

837. John Sheldon, was born May 21, 1729. 

838. Dorcas Sheldon, was born Feb. 11 (12?), 1732. 

839. Abigail Sheldon, was born March 3, 1734, and married, June 24, 1752, Jeremiah Carpenter, a 
son of Daniel and Renewed (Smith) Carpenter. 

840. Sarah Sheldon, was born May 22, 1736. 

841. George Sheldon, was born Dec. 17, 1738."^ 

§ 254. MARY GARDINER, 4 (John, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born March 13, 
1722, and married, as second wife, December 25, 1743, Benjamin Wickham. She died 
May 8, 1788. 

Children of Benjamin and Mary (Gardiner) Wickham 

842. John Wickham, was born Aug. 3, 1745, and died young. 

843. Benjamin Wickham, was born Jan. 18, 1746-7. 

844. John Wickham, was born Jan. 9, 1748-9. 

845. Samuel Wickham, was born Oct. 27, 1750. 

846. Francis Wickham, was born June 5, 1754. 

847. Mary Wickham, was born June 17 (7?), 1756. 

848. Katharine Wickham, was born Oct. 18, 1757. 

849. Samuel Wickham, was born Oct. 13, 1758. 

850. Sar.\h Wickham, was born Sept. 26, 1760. 

§ 255. FRANCES GARDINER, 4 (John, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born January 
18, 1724, and married, October 3, 1745, William Benson. She died November 30, 1773. 

Child of William and Frances (Gardiner) Benson 

851. Gardiner Benson, was born Aug. 15, 1747, and died, at Providence, R. I., Feb. 2, 1796.'" 

§ 256. JOHN HOLMES GARDINER, 4 (John, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born 
December 24, 1726, and married . 

Child of John Holmes Gardiner 

852. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born in 1749, and married Capt. John Trevitt, who died Nov. 5, 1823. 
She died Jan. 22, 1823. They are buried in Newport, in the Common Ground, with two of their 
sons, both of whom died "In the cause of their country on board the British prison ship, near New 
York, at the close of the war." 

Children of Captain John and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Trevitt 

Eleazer Trevitt, died aged 29. 

Constant Trevitt, died aged 27. 

Richard Trevitt, died at Trinidad, May 2, 1797, aged 29. 

§ 258. CATHARINE GARDINER, 4 (John, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born 
August 20, 1731, and married, July 6, 1750, Thomas Rodman, a son of Doctor Clarke 
and Anne (Coggeshall) Rodman. He was born June 5, 1726. 

Child of Thomas and Catharine (Gardiner) Rodman 

856. Walter Rodman, married Coggeshall. 

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Fourth Generation 65 

§ 259. LYDIA GARDINER, 4 (John, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born November 
13. 1733. and married, in 1753, WiUiam Rodman, a son of Samuel and Mary (Willett) 
Rodman. 

Children of William and Lydia (Gardiner) Rodman 

857. William Rodman, was born March 8, 1758, and married Ann Olney. 

858. Elizabeth Rodman, was born May 13, 1760, and married John Rogers, of Providence, a member 
of the firm of Brown, Rogers & Benson. 

859. Mary Rodman, was born March 14, 1762, and married . 

§ 260. ELIZABETH GARDINER, 4 (John, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born Decem- 
ber 4, 1735, and married, 175-, Captain Peter Wanton. He died in Africa, April 7, 
1783, at upwards of fifty years of age. 

Children of Peter and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Wanton 

860. Frances Wanton, was baptized July 25, 1759. 
860a. Elizabeth Wanton, was baptized Nov. 8, 1759. 

861. Abigail Wanton, was baptized June 28, 1761. 

862. Elizabeth Wanton, 2d, was baptized Jan. i, 1762. 

863. Anne Dudley Wanton, was baptized July 18, 1762. 

864. Mary Wanton, was baptized Aug. 24, 1763. 

865. Martha Wanton, was baptized Aug. 24, 1763. 

866. Ruth Wanton, was baptized Sept. 11, 1763. 

867. Stephen Ayrault Wanton, was baptized June 29, 1769. 

868. Tower Wanton, was baptized Aug. 4, 1770. 

869. Sarah Wanton, was baptized June 29, 1771, and married, Dec. 13, 1784, WiUiam Atlierton.^^* 

870. Frances Wanton, was baptized July 18, 1773. 

871. Joseph Wanton, was baptized Aug. 28, 1777. 

872. Joseph Brenton Wanton, was baptized Jan. 30, 1779. 

Note. These children may not all belong to Capt. Peter Wanton, but are thus entered in Trinity 
Church records. 

§ 261. WILLIAM GARDINER, 4 (John, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born Decem- 
ber 4, 1737, and married, December 5, 1759, in Newport, Mary Bassett. 

Children of William and Mary (Bassett) Gardiner 
8720. Amey Gardiner, was born Jan. 23, 1753 (1762?). 
8726. John Gardiner, was born June 10, 1766. 

Note. The above marriage and births are registered in Newport. 

§ 263. ANN GARDINER, 4 (John, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born A4arch 31, 
1743, and married, July i, 1764, in Newport, Willett Carpenter, '^^ who was born Janu- 
ary 5. 1736- 

Children of Willett and Ann (Gardiner) Carpenter 

872c. Benjamin Carpenter, was born , and died unmarried. 

872(i. Francis Carpenter. 

8726. Esther Carpenter, was born in 1768, and died in October, 1855, unmarried. 

872/. WiLLET Carpenter,"^ was born in 1772, and married Betsey Case. She died Sept. 30, 1856, 

having been born in 1773. He died July 31, 1853. 
8725. Abigail Carpenter, was born in 1777, and died Oct. i, 1857, unmarried. 

§ 272. 



66 The Gardiners 



§ 272. JOHN GARDINER, 4 (William, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born Septem- 
ber 23, 1735, and married Ann Carr, widow of Audley Clarke. 

Children of John and Ann (Carr) Gardiner 
872/1. John C. Gardiner. His will was proved July 10, i8io. 
872?. Catharine Gardiner, married James Phillips. 
872J. Abigail Gardiner, married Samuel Morse {Mores?). 

§ 273. MARY GARDINER, 4 (William, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born January 
31, 1737, and married, October 10, 1758, Captain Peleg Clarke. She died April 10, 1804. 

Children of Peleg and Mary (Gardiner) Clarke 

872^. Audley Clarke, married Mary Gardiner, Dec. 8, 1794. (See No. 872r.) 

872I. Ann Clarke, married Christopher Fowler, Sept. 30, 1787. 

872?n. — . 

872n. -. 

8720. . 

872/-. . 

§ 274. CALEB GARDINER,'" 4 (William, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born in 
1739, and died December 24, 1806. He married, June 3, 1770, Sarah Ann Robinson, a 
daughter of Doctor James Robinson. She died in 1777. He married, second, April 17, 
1788, Sarah Fowler, a daughter of Samuel Fowler. She died April 15, 1795. He married, 
third, October 20, 1799, Mary, a daughter of Governor John Collins. She died Octo- 
ber 20 (2?), 1806, aged forty-two years. He died December 29 (24?), 1806. Early in 
life he was a sea Captain. He was Assistant in the State government in 1787-8 and '92, 
and was a member of the Council of War. He was also French Consul, and one of the 
wardens of Trinity Church, and president of a bank. He was a very energetic man. 
His contemporaries spoke of his indomitable perseverance in the fires in Newport. He 
was always in the thickest of the fight, many times on the roofs of houses, throwing 
water with the old leathern buckets. His son Samuel lost his life at the burning of the 
Ocean House, in Newport, in 1845. 

Children of Caleb Gardiner 

8725. George C. Gardiner. 

872r. Mary C. Gardiner, married Audley Clarke, 5, a son of Peleg and Mary {Gardiner) Clarke. (See 

No. 872k.) 
872i. Eliza Gardiner, was born in 1790. 
872/. William C. Gardiner, was born Sept. 11, 1790, and married, July 13, 1816, Eliza Frances Caze- 

novia {Cazenove?), of Alexandra (Alexander Co.?). 
872M. Samuel Fowler Gardiner, was born in I793(?), and married Hannah . He died in 1844 

(1845?)- 

§ 275. WILLIAM GARDINER, 4 (William, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born April 
17, 1741, and married Ruth Richardson. His will was proved February 15, 1803. It 
mentions "wife Mercy." This must have been a second marriage. 

Children of William Gardiner 

872!). Frances Gardiner, married Brian Flannagan. 

872W. Benjamin Gardiner. 

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Fourth Generation 67 

873. William Gardiner. 

874. Sarah Gardiner. 

875. Ann Gardiner. 

§ 279. DANIEL GARDINER.'^s 4, Captain (William, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was 
born in 1748, and was drowned in Newport, at Brenton's Neck, July II, 1789. He 
married, April 24 (18?), 1775, Sarah, a daughter of Mayor George Hazard and Martha, 
a daughter of George and Abigail (Church) Wanton. She was born in i75o(?), and 
baptized in 1751. She married, second, October 4, 1790, her first cousin. Doctor 
George Hazard. 

Children of Daniel and Sarah (Hazard) Gardiner 

876. Flt.\NCES G.\rdiner, was born in I776(?), and married, in April, 1800, John Hazard, a son of 
John and Sarah (Gardiner) Hazard. She married, second, his brother, Nathan C. Hazard. 

877. Malbone Gardiner. 

878. Sands(?) Gardiner,"'. By one authority, his name was Niles. 

§ 280. JOSEPH GARDINER, 4 (William, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was born in 1754, 
and died in 1799. He married Prudence Durfee. His will mentions William Gardiner, 
Christopher Fowler, Samuel F. Gardiner and John Collins. 

Children of Joseph and Prudence (Durfee) Gardiner 

879. William Gardiner. 

880. Christopher Fowler Gardiner. 

881. Samuel F. Gardiner. 

882. John Collins Gardiner. 

§ 294. PHEBE GARDINER, 4 (Jeremiah, 3; Jeremiah, 2; George, i), was born 
May 27, 1745 (1743?), and married, as a second wife. Judge John Northup, a son of 
Immanuel. She died July 27, 1771. 

Children of John and Phebe (Gardiner) Northup 
882a. Lydia Northup, was born July 23, 176-. 

883. Sarah Northup, was born April 5, 1767. 

884. Jeremiah G. Northup, was born July 20, 1771, and married. May 25, 1794, Deborah Arnold, a 
daughter of Job, late of Coventry, R. I. 

§ 295. BENJAMIN GARDINER, 4 (Jeremiah, 3; Jeremiah, 2; George, i), was born 
November 9, 1746 (1747?), and died July 8, 1834. He married. May 22, 1766, Tabitha 
Browning, a daughter of William. She was born September 4, 1746 (1748?), and died July 
13, 1821. He married, second, in 1822, Mary Carey, born in 1756, and died October 31, 
1832. 

Children of Benjamin and Tabitha (Browning) Gardiner 

885. Clarke Gardiner, was born June 29, 1767. 

886. Wilbur Gardiner, was born Dec. 16, 1769. 

886a. Jeremiah Gardiner, was born Jan. 3, 1772, and married Sarah Smith. 

887. Dorcas Gardiner, was born Feb. 13, 1774, and married Peleg Brown. A daughter, Ann M. 
Brown, married N. C. Peckham. 

888. Lawton Gardiner, was born May 18, 1776. 

889. Mary Gardiner, was born Sept. 17, 1778, and married James Brown. She died Sept. 21, 1813. 

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890. Lydia Gardiner, was born April 7, 1782, and married William T. Congdon. She died in March, 
1882. 

900. Benjamin Gardiner, was born July 7, 1785, and married Mary Congdon, a daughter of Stephen 
and Mary. She died April 29, 1847. 

§ 297. AMOS GARDINER, 4 (Jeremiah, 3; Jeremiah, 2; George, i), was born Decem- 
ber 7, 1758, and died in 1803. He married, and the following children are mentioned in 
the settlement of his estate. An inventory of his estate was also taken in Floyd, Oneida 
County, New York. In 1805 his estate was distributed to his heirs, to wit: 

Children of Amos Gardiner 

901. Elizabeth Gardiner. 

902. Daniel Gardiner. 

903. Amey Gardiner. 

904. Betsey Gardiner, married a Whitman. Possibly "Betsey Whitman and James Whitman amongst 
the Pines." 

§ 301. WILLIAM BROWNING, 4 (Phebe Gardiner, 3; Jeremiah, 2; George, i), was 
born July 21, 1754, and died April 5, 1820. He married, December 13, 1787, Sarah 
Cole, a daughter of Captain John Cole. She died July 15, 1838. 

Children of William and Sarah (Cole) Browning 

905. Phebe Browning, was born Dec. 8, 1788, and died June i, 1872. She married General Peter B. 
Phillips,^^" who was born in 1788, and died July I, 1842. 

906. William Browning, was born Jan. 30, 1791, and died Jan. 8, 1856. He married Desire Watson, 
a daughter of John and Mary. She was born Feb. II, 1796, and died Sept. 28, 1826. He married, 
second, Maria Watson. She was born in 1799, and died May 21, 1862, aged 62 years and 9 months. 

907. John Arnold Browning, was born June 12, 1795, and married Izitt Browning, who was born 
Aug. 13, 1804. They had a daughter, unmarried. 

§ 302. GARDINER BROWNING, 4 (Phebe Gardiner, 3; Jeremiah, 2; George, i), 
was born May 31, 1761, and died July 23, 1817. He married, March 27, 1784, Izitt 
Cole, a daughter of Captain John Cole. She was born March 31, 1763, and died June 18, 
1843. 

Children of Gardiner and Izitt (Cole) Browning 

908. Samuel Browning, was born April 12, 1785. 

909. Mary Browning, was born Oct. 24, 1787. 

910. Gardiner Browning, was born March 5, 1791, and died young. 

911. Gardiner Browning, 2d, was born April 12, 1792. 

912. Hannah Browning, was born March 28, 1795, and married, as second wife, Jeremiah Gardiner. 
She died Aug. 5, 1848. 

913. William Browning, was born Nov. (May?) 12, 1798, and died in 1803. 

914. Sarah C. Browning, was born Nov. 22, 1800.1" 

915. Abby Ann Congdon Browning, was born Dec. 22, 1807, and married, March 16, 1826, Jeremiah 
Gardiner. 

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ANSTIS GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born March 23, 1721, and died December 26, 1773. On Decem- 
ber 31, 1741, she was married to Rowland Robinson, a son of Deputy 
Governor William Robinson and Martha (Potter) Robinson. He 
died in 1806, aged eighty-seven years. Rowland Robinson inherited 
from his father a fine estate in Boston Neck, now known as the Robin- 
son farm. This farm contained six hundred acres. It was purchased in 1705, by his 
grandfather Rowland. Three hundred acres Ninigret, "Alias Wayaconchett," sold to 
Rowland Robinson, "for divers good considerations and valuable consideration in money." 
These three hundred acres lay in Boston Neck. The land was bounded "Southerly by 
John Smith, Easterly by Salt water or Bay, Westerly on the pond called 'Pettaquamscutt 
pond,' and Northerly by Andrew Willett." This land "being then in actual occupation 
of said Rowland Robinson," for possibly good reasons, the deed was not recorded until 
1720. The will of Ninigret, who was the second of the name, was written in 1716, but 
possibly he lived a few years afterwards. Later, three hundred acres were bought by 
Rowland Robinson, of the Willetts, and added to this valuable farm. Mr. Updike, in 
his History of the Narragansetl Church, says: "Mr. Robinson was a man of opulence and 
sustained many responsible offices under the State Government. His noble mansion is 
still standing (1847; so also in 1901) in a good state of preservation and is one of the remain- 
ing memorials of the aristocracy of the past." Thomas R. Hazard, in his Recollections 
of Olden Times, says that "originally the house, including the negro quarters, was one 
hundred and five feet in length, the stone foundation of the whole being now visible 
(1879). The west room, on the ground floor, is twenty feet square. This room is 
panelled and elaborately finished in the best architectural style of that day. . . . The 
dining-room is twenty-two feet by twenty feet in dimension. The chamber over the 
west room was occupied for some time by the Marquis La Fayette, and has ever since 
been designated the La Fayette Chamber." The paint on the woodwork of the west 
parlor is pale blue, and is as hard and polished as marble. It is said that this is the first 
paint put on (1890). The inside shutters of this room are of dark wood, possibly mahog- 
any. Near the top of each is a small heart-shaped opening. Mr. Robinson's farming 

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was on a large scale, to judge from the fact that, in 1776, he showed an account of charges 
against the State for two thousand, six hundred and fifty pounds of beef, hides and tallow, 
from his Rhode Island estate. This estate has always remained in possession of descen- 
dants of Rowland Robinson, the first English owner, and is now owned by Rowland G. 
Hazard, of Peacedale, Rhode Island, the seventh in descent, through Elizabeth Robin- 
son, a daughter of Governor William, who married Thomas Hazard, "son of Robert," 
great-great-grandfather of the present owner. 

Children of Rowland and Anstis (Gardiner) Robinson 

916. Hannah Robinson, was born May 10, 1746, and died in 1773. She married Peter Semmons 
(Simon?); s. p."" 

917. Mary Robinson, was born Aug. 15, 1751, and died in 1777. 

918. William Robinson, was born Sept. 13, 1758, and married, Jan. 3, 1784,"' .4?!)! Scott, a daugfiter 
ol George. He died in 1804. She married, second, Dr. John Mann, and died in 1839, aged 76 years. 

§ 321. THOMAS GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born March 11, 1725, and married, November 9, 1749, Martha, a daughter of Henry 
Gardiner, a son of Nicholas. She was born in 1732 (1731?), and died February 21, 
1783. He was living at the time of her death, as she was called "ivife of Col. Thomas 
Gardiner." In 1746 he was admitted a freeman from South Kingstown. His father 
left him, by will, a farm in Westerly, Rhode Island, of several hundred acres; two of his 
children being born in that town. Possibly it was after the death of his wife that he 
moved to Millstone, Connecticut, as she was buried on her father's farm in South Kings- 
town. A part of this farm she inherited from her father. Colonel Gardiner was buried 
in Millstone. It was in 1767 that he was commissioned Colonel, and he held that posi- 
tion in 1773, and possibly later. He owned a fine estate in Millstone, where several of 
his children settled. The notice of his marriage, in the records of St. Paul's Church, 
Narragansett, reads: "Thomas Gardiner (Son of John Gardiner, of Boston Neck) was 
married to Martha Gardiner (Daughter of Henry, ye son of Nicholas Gardiner)." He 
died May 6, 1786. 

Children of Thomas and Martha (Gardiner) Gardiner 

919. Frederick Gardiner, '** was born in South Kingstown, R. I., Aug. 24, 1751, and married Lwc_y 
Northup, a daughter of Stephen. 

920. Ben.^jah G.\rdiner, was born in South Kingstown, May 8, 1754, and died in 1828. He married, 
in Millstone, Conn., April 10, 1783, Charlotte Raymond, a daughter of Joshua. She was born Oct. 14, 
1762. Joshua Raymond was born Dec. 22, 1723, and married, Oct. 4, 1750, Lucy Jewctt, a great- 
granddaughter of Elias Hyde. 

921. Abigail Gardiner, was born in Westerly, April 29, 1756, and married, Nov. 15, 1773, David 
Palmer, of Stonington, Conn., a son of Nathaniel and Mary Chesebrough. She married, second, 
George Dennison. 

922. Thomas Gardiner, was born Aug. 27, 1758, in Westerly. 

923. Lebeus Gardiner, was born in l76o(?), and died young, not being mentioned in his grand- 
father's will. 

924. Henry GARDiNER,,was born in I762(?). 

§ 322. AMOS GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
March 27, 1729, and died in 1790. He married, October 10, 1751, Sarah Bill, a daughter 

of 



Fifth Generation 17 



of Captain Joshua, of South Kingstown. She was born in 1728, and died April 12, 

1777. He married, second, Sarah .'^^ In his will he gave to his son William 

Gardiner a farm lying partly in Exeter and partly in Richmond, to his son Amos a farm 
and his family Bible and clock, and to his son John all his farm in Boston Neck, with the 
exception of what he had already given to his daughter, Mary Sherman. 

Children of Amos and Sarah (Bill) Gardiner 

925. William Gardiner, was born about 1752. 

926. James Gardiner, was born in 1754, and died before his father, not being mentioned in his father's 
will. 

927. Amos Gardiner, was born in 1756, and died Sept. 29, 1827. He married Abigail Knowles, a 
daughter of Robert. She was born in 1753, and died June 29, 1840. 

928. John Gardiner, was borni about 1760, and died in Prince Edward Island, Jan. 5, 1842. He mar- 
ried Eunice Hazard,"^ a daughter of Thomas and Eunice (Rhodes) Hazard. She was born Feb. 14, 
1764, in Rhode Island, and died in Prince Edward Island, March 9, 1832. 

929. Mary Gardiner, married Henry Sherman. 

§ 323. ABIGAIL GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born September 26, 1740, and died May 21, 1826.*^ She married, about 1760, Lcdo- 
wick Updike, a son of Daniel Updike, for some years Attorney General for the Colony. 
He was born July 12, 1725, and died June 6, 1804. 

An obituary notice in the Providence Gazette says: '*0n Friday, the 8th instant, the re- 
mains of Lodowick Updike, Esq\, who died at his Seat at North Kingstown, the preced- 
ing Wednesday (in the eightieth [seventy-ninth?] year of his age), were entombed among 
his venerable Ancestors, with those marks of respect due to his exalted merit." For 
an extended sketch of Mr. Updike, see History of the Narragansett Church (second 
edition. Volume II, pages 15, 16), by his son, Wilkins Updike. The births of his 
children are taken, in part, from their tombstones, and in part from the order of their 
baptisms, possibly not exactly correct. 

Children of Lodowick and Abigail (Gardiner) Updike 

930. Daniel Updike, was baptized Nov. 3, 1761, when he was of the age of 8 months, and died Aug. 5, 
1831.'" He married, Feb. 10, 1788, Elizabeth Wall, who died Feb. 19, 1847, in her 83d year. 

931. Gen. James Updike, was born in 1763, and died Dec. 21 (8?), 1855, aged 92 years, unmarried. A 
note in St. Paul's Church records reads, "Left $3,000 to this Church." 

932. Anstress Updike,"' died July 11, 1864, "in her one hundredth year." She married William Lee. 

933. Mary Updike, was born in 1767, and died young. 

934. Abigail Updike,^"" was born in 1769. 

935. Mary Updike, 2^,"' was born about 1770 and died Aug. 26, 1842. She married Capt. Nathaniel 
Mundy. 

936. Sarah Updike,'"" was born in 1772, and died May 6, 1850, in her 79th year. She married, Feb. 
16, 1807, DavidHagan. 

937. Lydia Updike,'"' was born in 1775. 

938. Lodowick Updike,'™ was born in I779(?). 

939. Alfred Updike,'"* was born Sept. 13, 1779, and died Feb. 25, 1869. He married Dorcas, a daugh- 
ter ol Gardiner and Elizabeth Reynolds. She died Aug. 9, 1822, in her 36th year. 

940. Gilbert Updike,'"' was born in I777(?). 

941. Wilkins Updike,'"' was born in 1784, Jan. 8, and died in 1867. He married, Sept. 3, 1809, Abigail, 
a daughter of Walter and Abigail (Hazard) Watson. 

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72 The Gardiners 



§ 324. WILLIAM GARDINER,^" 5 (John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born May (Marcli?) 18, 1742, and married Eu7tice Belden, of Hartford. 

Child of William and Eunice (Belden) Gardiner 

942. James Gardiner. 

§ 325. LYDIA GARDINER,^^ 5 (John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born in 1744, and married Robert Champlin, a son of Christopher and Hannah (Hill). 
He was born about 1739. She married, second, John Faxon, who is believed to have 
removed to Machias, Maine. 

Child of Robert and Lydia (Gardiner) Champlin 

943. Mary Champlin, married Colonel McRea,'^"'' of the United States Army. 
By the second husband there were several children. 

§ 326. JOHN GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
in 1747, and died in October, 1808. He married, December 13, 1772, Sarah (see No. 
468), a daughter of Captain Samuel Gardiner. From Mr. Updike's History of the Narra- 
gansett Church is taken the following notice: "Col. Gardiner was an accomplished 
gentleman of the old school, and of popular Manners. He Early rose into public favor 
and was an active whig in the Revolution. He was elected representative to the General 
Assembly for South Kingstown, his native town, for the years 1 786-7 by the Paper 
Money party. In 1788 and 1789 he was elected, by the popular vote of the State, a 
delegate to the Confederate Congress, but did not take his Seat in that body." In 1776 
he was commissioned Captain of the Independent Company, called the "Kingstown 
Reds." 

Colonel Gardiner inherited the patrimonial estate of his ancestors, the farm next south 
of the South Ferry, containing five hundred acres, reputed the most fertile tract in 
Narragansett. He died October 18, 1808, aged sixty-one years. His wife died June 16, 
1816. Her tombstone record says, "in her 62d year." 

Children of Colonel John^"' and Sarah (Gardiner) Gardiner 

944. William B. Gardiner, was born near 1780, and died single. 

945. Sylvester Gardiner.^'" 

946. Sarah Gardiner, was born about 1773, and married Thomas Jenkins, of Hudson, N. Y., having 
children. 

947. Emma Gardiner, married Philo Day, of Catskill, N. Y. 

948. Harriet Gardiner, married Russell Day, of Catskill, N. Y. 

949. RoDERT Gardiner, married Day, a sister of the above Philo and Russell. He was, for 

some years, U. S. Consul in Sweden. He was lost at sea before his father's death, leaving no issue. 

950. John Gardiner, was lost at sea Feb. 25, 1806. He was baptized Oct. 13, 1773, as "the first born 
son of John and Sally Gardiner, of Boston Neck." 

§ 329. BENJAMIN GARDINER^" 5 (John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born January 4, 1750. In 1784 he was a Deputy to the General Assembly from 
Middletown, Rhode Island. He married, June 13, 1774, Elizabeth Wicks, a daughter 
of Thomas^" and Ruth (Browne) Wicks, of East Greenwich, Rhode Island. She was 
born November 7, 1754, and died May 8, 1796. He married, second, December I, 

1799. 



Fifth Generation 73 



1799, Amey Ann Coggeshall, who died January 5, 1800. He married, third, Mary 
Howland, March 5, 1801. 

Children of Benjamin Gardiner 

9500. Thomas Gardiner, was born at Boston Neck, South Kingstown (North Kingstown?), June 20, 
1775, and died Aug. 11, 1775. 

951. WicKES Gardiner, was born at Tower Hill, South Kingstown, Sept. 12, 1777, and married, Dec. 
19, 1802, Waile Rhodes, of .'" 

952. LoRREY Gardiner,^'' was born in South Kingstown, May 15, 1779, and married Mercy, a daugh- 
ter of John Smith. 

953. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born in North Kingstown, Aug. 3, 1781, and died in Middletown, 
R. I., May 29, 1786. 

954. Ruth Gardiner, was born at Middletown, R. I., Aug. 2, 1784. 

955. Albert Gardiner, was born April 25, 1786. 

956. Edwin Gardiner, was born Dec. 9, 1787. He was drowned at sea, on his passage from Lisbon 
to Liverpool, England, June 23, 1805. 

957. James Sayer Gardiner,"* was born March 18, 1789. 

958. Benjamin Gardiner, 2d, was born Dec. 31, 1790. 

959. Stillborn Daughter, was born Oct. 28, 1794. 

960. Daughter Gardiner, was born in September, 1802. 

961. John Howland Gardiner, was born Jan. 23, 1805, being a son of Mary (Howland) Gardiner, a 
daughter of John Howland. 

§ 330. ABIGAIL GARDINER, 5 (WilHam, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born about 1720, and married, October 19, 1735, Matthew Stewart. He emigrated from 
Ireland and settled at New London, Connecticut. 

Children of Matthew and Abigail (Gardiner) Stewart 

962. Abigail Stewart, died aged fifteen years. 

963. Matthew Stewart, died aged seventeen years. 

964. William Stewart, married Jane Wi?ithrop, of New London, Conn., a descendant of Governor 
Winthrop. She died in 1798, leaving one child, Ann Stewart. 

965. Hann.\h Stewart, married, as second wife, John Robinson,"^ a son of Dep. Gov. William Robinson. 
966 Ann Stewart, died single. 

967. Mary Stewart, married Joshua Starr{}), of New London, Conn., and left no issue. 

968. Walter Stewart, died single. 

969. Abigail Stewart, 2d, died young. 

970. Frances Stewart, was the third wife of Major John Handy, the eldest son of Capt. Charles Handy. 
"Major Handy was a Merchant in Newport. He entered the revolutionary Army and was pro- 
moted to the rank of Major. He died in Newport in 1828 aged seventy-two years. He read the 
Declaration of Independence to the Military and people, from the Court House steps, in Newport, 
in 1776, as ordered by the Legislature; and at the semi-century celebration, in 1826, Major Handy 
read it again to the Military and people from the same place." History of Narragansetl Church 

(2d ed.). Vol. L p. 242. , X <^ 

971. Elizabeth Stewart,"' was born March 6, 1744, and married Roswell Saltonstall, a son of Governor 
Saltonstall. 

§ 331. ELIZABETH GARDINER, 5 (William, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i). 
Information concerning Elizabeth Gardiner may be found in the History of the Narra- 
gansetl Church (second edition), Volume I, pages 242, 449-50, 555, 596, 597. She mar- 
ried Nicholas Lechmere, Comptroller of the Customs in Newport, Rhode Island. He 

was 



74 The Gardiners 



was a royalist and went away with the British, when they evacuated Newport. She 
died in Newport, January 12, 1789, aged fifty-nine years. 

Child of Nicholas and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Lechmere 

972. Nicholas Lechmere, was appointed a Commissary in the British Army. There were, possibly, 
other children. 

§ 332. WILLIAM HAZARD,"'5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; WilHam, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born April 12, 1721, and married, September 12, 1744, Phebe, a daughter of John 
and Damaris Hull. 

Children of William and Phebe (Hull) Hazard 

973. Lydia Hazard, married, June 8, 1763, John Field. 

974. JosiAH Hazard, was born Dec. 20, 1748, and married. May 31, 1 772, Mary Carr. 

975. Abigail Hazard, married, Oct. 5, 1796 (1769?), Sylvanus Wyatl, of Hanover, N. Y. 

976. William Hazard, was born March 21, 1753. 

977. John Hazard, was born Jan. 20, 1755. 

978. Elizabeth Hazard, was born March 20, 1756, and married, Feb. 24, 1776, Thomas Douglass,^^' 
of North Kingstown. 

979. Benedict Hazard,"' was born Jan. 26 (20?), 1758. 

980. Mary Hazard, was born March 26, 1758. 

981. Possibly, Edward Hazard,"" who married, April 13, 1773, Susannah Havens, was an elder son of 
William and Phebe Hazard. He is called "of Jamestown." All the above children of William and 
Phebe were born in Jamestown. 

§ 333. ROBERT HAZARD.^^^' 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born May i, 1723, and married, April 19, 1752, Elizabeth Hazard, a daughter of 
Deputy Governor Robert and Esther (Stanton) Hazard, his second cousin. "On the 
3** Sunday in April, 1752, being y'= 1 9"* day of said month . . . Robert Hazard Commonly 
called Doctor Hazard, was married to Elizabeth Hazard, Daughter of Robert Hazard 
of Point Judith, deceased, at the House of her Mo' Esther Hazard or Joseph Hazard's 
her Son . . . by the Rev"* Dr. MacSparran."* Doctor Hazard was a popular physician, 
and died February 9, 1771. On February 12, 1771, Doctor Hazard was buried, having 
had a long and lingering illness. A considerable assembly was present at his house 
and a funeral sermon was preached. On Sunday, two weeks later, Mr. Fayerweather 
preached at the house of mourning of the late Doctor Hazard on Mortality, a large con- 
gregation being present. 

Robert Hazard was educated in Boston by his uncle, Doctor Sylvester Gardiner, and 
given the profession of a physician. 

Children of Robert and Elizabeth (Hazard) Hazard 

982. Abigail Hazard, was born Aug. 29, 1753, and married, Sept. 11, 1780, Jared Starr, of New Lon- 
don, Conn. 

9820. Esther Hazard, was born July 26, 1755, and died March 25, 1831. She married, Dec. 25, 1775, 
Silas Niles. She married, second, Jared Starr, her brother-in-law. 

983. Elizabeth Hazard, was born Nov. 28, 1757. 

984. Sylvester Hazard, was born July 27, 1760, and died Feb. 14, 1812. He married Elizabeth 
Greene,''^'' a daughter of Richard and Sarah Greene. 

*Hist. of the Narragansett Church (2d ed.), voL i, p. 284. 

985. 



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985. Nancy Hazard, was born April 29, 1764, and died unmarried. 

986. Charles Hazard, was born July 14, 1766, and married, in February, 1795, Ann Bones, of Newport. 

987. Francis Hazard, was born in 1769, and died in 1814. He married Rebecca Truman of a New 
London family conspicuous, for two or three generations, in the commercial enterprises of the town. 

§ 335. CALEB HAZARD, 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benonl, 2; George, i), 
was born September 22, 1726, and married Mary,^-' a daughter of David and Mary 
(Knowles) Greene. (This Is questionable.) She married, second. In 1785, Nathan Gar- 
diner. (This Is also questionable.) Mary Greene was born in 1727. 

Children of Caleb and Mary (Greene) Hazard 

9870. David Hazard 

9876. Caleb Hazard, was drowned off Naugatuck, in 1784. 

§ 336. CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON, 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born December 31, 1727, and died In 1807. He married, November 30, 
1752, Ruhamah Champlln, a daughter of Colonel Christopher and Hannah (Hill) Cham- 
plln, of Charlestown, and a descendant of John Howland, a passenger in the Alayflower. 
Christopher Robinson inherited a fine estate from his father, with the original Manor 
House built by his grandfather, Rowland Robinson. The farm was retained in this 
line until a few years ago, when it was sold to Mr. Samuel Strang, of New York, who 
renamed it "Shadow Farm." Mr. Robinson was a royalist during the Revolutionary 
War, or, possibly, not quite that. But he was impeached and sent away from his home, 
as being too near the seashore, because he furnished cattle and farm supplies to the Brit- 
ish, in common with the majority of the farmers living in Point Judith. The cattle 
and farm produce were taken, with leave or without it, by the enemy, and it required 
considerable self-denial to refuse to take pay for the same. That there were palliating 
circumstances is proved by the fact that, after a short detention, in East Greenwich, 
Rhode Island, he was allowed to return to his home, on his parole. His wife, Ruhamah, 
was born January 11, 1735-6, and died November 28, 1783. Her uncle, Jabez Cham- 
plln, who was a sea Captain, brought over from England a beautiful tall clock, which is 
still retained in the family of his great-grandson, Christopher Robinson. It dates back 
possibly to 1750. There is, also, a beautiful punch ladle, which is now owned by his 
great-great-granddaughter, Mrs. Ruhamah Nichols. The tradition, in the family, is 
that these two antiques must always descend with the name. 

The Mayflower descent is as follows: John Howland's daughter Desire married Captain 
George Gorham. Their daughter Mercy married George Dennison. Their daughter 
Elizabeth married Christopher Champlln, Jr. Their son Christopher married Hannah 
Hill. Their daughter Ruhamah married Christopher Robinson. 

Children of Christopher and Ruhamah (Champlln) Robinson 

988. Abigail Robinson, was born Jan. 20, 1755, and married, in 1775, Stephen Potter, a son of John 
Potter. She died in 1803. He died in 1793,"* s. p. (See No. 988 in Sixth Generation.) 

989. Christopher Robinson, was born Nov. 26, 1756, and married, Dec. 30, 1790, Elizabeth Anthony, 
a "Mayflower descendant." 

990. 



76 The Gardiners 



990. George Robinson, was born June 14, 1760,^" and died in 1786. He was talcen prisoner in the 
privateer Revenge in 1778, carried to New York and placed on board the prison ship Jersey, at 
The Wallabout, Long Island, N. Y., where he died, being buried at that place. 

991. Elizabeth Robinson, was born Aug. 5, 1763,=" and married, Feb. 18, 1796, Mumford Hazard,'-^ 
of Newport, s. p. 

992. William C. Robinson, was born in 1763, and died in 1803. He married Frances Wanton,'^" who 
died in December, 1 81 6, aged 43 years. 

993. Jesse Robinson, married in 1789, Hannah Sands, who died in 1842 (1848?). He died in 1808. 

994. Robert Robinson, married, March 15, 1795, Sarah Congdon, a daughter of Samuel. She died 
in 1802. He married, second, Anne De Blois, in 1807, and died in 1831 (1833?). His second wife 
died in 1850, aged 68 years. 

995. Hannah Robinson, was born in 1769, and died Aug. 29, 1849. She married John Perry, a son of 
James and Mercy {Potter). He died in 1834, aged 69 years. 

996. M.\TTHE\v Robinson, was born in 1772, and married, Mary S. Potter who died in 1801, aged 24 
years. He married, second, in 1802, Afary Po«e^. He died in 1821. She died in 1836, aged 54 years. 

§ 337. WILLIAM ROBINSON, 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, 
i), was born August i, 1729, and married. May 17, 1750, Elizabeth Wanton,^-^ a daughter 
of Philip and Hannah (Rodman) Wanton. He married, second, Elizabeth, a daughter 
of Thomas and Mary Richmond. He died May 30, 1792. His widow died in New 
York of smallpox, July 4, 1794, aged fifty-three years. 

Children of William Robinson 

997. Hannah Robinson,''-' was born Feb. 21, 1751, and married, in 1768, G^oj-ge Browne, a son of Robert 
and Sarah {Franklin) Browne. He was born in 1746, and died in 1836. 

998. Abigail Robinson, was born Aug. 24, 1753, and married, April 23, 1772, John Thurston, a son 
of Peleg and Sarah {Borden). 

999. Philip Robinson, was born Oct. 6, 1755, and married Elizabeth, a daughter of Peleg and Sarah 
{Borden) Thurston. She was born May 6, 1751, and died June 22, 1782, in childbed, with twins. 
He married, second, Oct. 7, 1783, Martha, a daughter of John and Martha (Tillinghast, a daughter 
of Pardon and Avis) Slocum. He married, third, Dec. 4, 1788, Elizabeth, a daughter oS Nathaniel 
and Mary {Proud) Clarke. She was born Sept. 16, 1765. 

It is claimed that William Robinson had a son William, who married Amy Hopkins. She died in 
New York, July 25, 1845. 

§ 338. THOMAS ROBINSON, 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, 
i), was born January 25, 1731, and died November 10, 1817, at Newport, Rhode Island, 
where he had lived for many years. He married, March 21, 1754, Sarah Richardson, 
a daughter of Thomas and Mary (Wanton, a daughter of Joseph) Richardson. She 
was born March 31, 1733, and died August i, 1817. 

Children of Thomas and Sarah (Richardson) Robinson 

1000. William Robinson,"" was born Dec. 30, 1754, and died Feb. 2, 1838. He married Sarah Frank- 
tin, of New York, in 1781. 

looi. Thomas Robinson, was born April 18, 1756, and died Sept. 2, 1756. 

1002. Mary Robinson, was born Oct. 27, 1757, and died Nov. 31 (30?), 1829. She married, in 1793, 
John Merton {Morton?), of Philadelphia. 

1003. Abigail Robinson, was born Jan. 21, 1760, and died in 1834, unmarried. 

1004. Thomas Robinson, was born Dec. 4, 1761, and married, Dec. 5, 1788 (1783?), Jemima Fish, a 
daughter of David and Lydia ( ) Fish. (She was a sister of Sarah Fish, who married Robert 

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Hazard, a son of "College Tom," and also a sister of Mary Fish, who married Andrew Nichols). 
She was born May 6, 1 761. 

1005. Rowland Robinson, was born May 8, 1763, and was drowned on a voyage from Bristol, England, 
Sept. 7, 1791. 

1006. Joseph Jacobs Robinson, was born June 5, 1765, and died Feb. 19, 1844, at Abel Sherman's, 
Midldetown, R. I. 

1007. Amey Robinson, was born April 15, 1768, and married, Nov. 28, 1793, Robert L.Browne, a son 
of George and Abigail. 

§ 339. ABIGAIL ROBINSON, 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, 
i), was born December 19, 1732, and died March 3, 1754. She married John Wanton, 
of Newport, August 10, 1752. He was a son of Gideon Wanton. He married, second, 
Mary Nichols, widow of Jonathan and a daughter of Henry and Phebe Bull. 

Child of John and Abigail (Robinson) Wanton 

1008. William Robinson Wanton, was born Feb. 11, 1754, and lived a few months. 

§ 340. SYLVESTER ROBINSON, 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born January 23, 1735, and died in 1809. He married, first, Alice Perry, 
a daughter of James; and, second, Sarah, widow of John Nichols, and a daughter of Captain 
John and Margaret (Hastings) Benton. His first wife, Alice, died in 1787. Sarah 
Benton's first husband, John Nichols, was a noted royalist, who left Newport with the 
British, in 1779, and was soon afterwards lost at sea, while on a voyage to England. 
She was born in 1756, and died in New York City, where she was living with her sons, 
September 5, 1822. 

In 1757 Sylvester Robinson was admitted a freeman from South Kingstown. In 1766 
he was a Deputy from that town. In 1 771-3-4 he was living in Charlestown, Rhode 
Island, being a Deputy from that town. In 1776 he was appointed a Justice of the 
Court of Common Pleas, for Kings County, and was made third Judge of the Supreme 
(Superior?) Court in 1790. In 1770 he was one of a Committee to settle the accounts 
of the Sachem Ninigret. 

Children of Sylvester Robinson 

1009. James Robinson, was born Oct. 3, 1756, and married, Feb. 7, 1797, Mary Attmore, a daughter 
of Caleb, of Philadelphia. He died in 1841. She died in 1 856, aged 86 years. 

loio. William Robinson, was born Dec. 2 (20?), 1760, and died young. 

ion. Mary Robinson, was born Dec. 15, 1763, and died March^" 26, 1837. She married, May 12, 
1785, Jonathan Nichols Hazard, a son of Stephen. 

1012. Abigail Robinson, was born — , and married, Feb. 23, 1790, Thomas Hull Hazard, son of 

"Little Neck George." She died in March, 1818. 

By Second Wife 

1013. A Son, James(?) 



1014. ASON. JOHN(?) j*^'"^ 

§ 341. MARY ROBINSON, 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born October 8, 1736, and married, February 17, 1757, John Dockray, of Newport, 
a son of Benjamin Dockray, of Wigton, England. She died in South Kingstown, March 
12, 1814. 

Children 



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The Gardiners 



Children of John and Mary (Robinson) Dockray 

1015. John Bigland (Bigelow?) Dockray, was born Feb. 26, 1758, and married, Sept. 6, 1779, 
Mary Congdon, a daughter of William and Freelove (Taylor) Congdon. He died Sept. 5, 1821. 

1016. Abigail Dockray, was born Sept. 8, 1759, and died Dec. 18, 1759. 
IQ17. Abigail Dockray, was born Jan. 27, 1761. 

1018. Benjamin Dockray, was born Sept. 25, 1762. 

1019. William R. Dockray, was born July i, 1764, and died May 19, 1785. 

1020. James Robinson Dockray, was born April 30, 1766. 

1021. Mary Robinson Dockray, was born May 23, 1768, and died June 27, 1820. She married Douid 
Williams, a son of John and Mary (Peckham) Williams, of Newport. 

1022. Susannah Dockray, was born Aug. 14, 1769, and died Sept. 2, 1769. 

1023. Hannah Dockray, was born in 1770, and died — — ■ — -. In 1789, the South Kingstown records 
(Friends), give: "Hannah Dockray hath transgressed the rules of Friends by going away from her 
friends and relations, where she lived, with a young Indian man, in the manner commonly called 
'running away' with him in a reproachful manner," etc. The committee appointed to treat with her 
reported that they could not perform their duty as she was then living at Fisher's Island, pre- 
sumably as wife to the Indian. She lived but a short time, as "Nailer Tom" Hazard notes in his 
diary, "They brought back the body of Hannah Dockray from Fisher's Island and buried her in 
Point Judith." 

Note. There was, possibly, also a daughter Margaret, who married, Sept. 6, 1792, Isaac Gar- 
diner, of South Kingstown. 

§ 342. JAMES ROBINSON, 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born December 31, 1738, and married, September 4, 1762, Anne, a daughter of Sam- 
uel and Mary (Willett) Rodman, of New Bedford, Massachusetts. 

Children of James and Anne (Rodman) Robinson 

1024. Abigail Robinson, was born in 1768 (1766?), and died in 1805. She married, in 1794, John 
Robinson, a son of John and Sarah (Peckham) Robinson. They were first cousins. 

1025. Ruth Robinson, was born in 1769, and died in 1839, unmarried. 

1026. Mary Robinson, was born in 1771, and died in 1826. She married John Bours(l). 

1027. Ann Robinson, was born in 1772, and died in 1790. 

1028. James Robinson, was born in 1774, and died in 1781. 

§ 343. JOHN ROBINSON,"^ 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born January 13, 1742-3, and died June 23, 1805. He married, January 13, 1761, 
Sarah, a daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Hazard) Peckham. She was born in 1744, 
and died January 11, 1775. He married, second, Hannah, a daughter of Matthew and 
Abigail (Gardiner) Stewart. 

Children of John and Sarah (Peckham) Robinson 

1029. Benjamin Robinson, was born Aug. 5, 1763, and died Nov. 29, 1823. He married Elizabeth, 
a daughter of Dep.-Gov. George and Hannah (Robinson) Brown. She was born in 1770, and 
died Aug. 25, 1855. 

1030. Sarah Robinson, was born Dec. 10, 1764, and married, Feb. 14, 1782, Samuel Tabor, of Water- 
ville, Conn. He was born Oct. 29 (19?), 1750, and died Sept. 6, 1798. 

1031. William Robinson, was born April 25, 1766, and married in March, 1802, Phebe Dennison, 
of Stonington, Conn. She was a descendant of John Howland, of the Mayflower, through his daugh- 
ter, Desire Howland, who married Capt. John Corham. 

1032. John Robinson, was born Dec. 16, 1767, and married Abigail, a daughter of James and Anne 
(Rodman) Robinson. 

1033- 



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1033. S\xvESTER Robinson, was born July 12, 1769, and died in 1837. 

1034. Thomas Robinson, was born May 5, 1771, and died in 1786. 

By Second Wife (Hannah^'') 
1034a. James Robinson. 

§ 347. JOHN SYLVESTER GARDINER," 5 (Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, l), was born, about 1735 (1731?), in Boston, Massachusetts, and died in 1793. 
He married Margaret Harries, of West Wales"' (Haverford). He was sent to England 
to complete his education; studied law in the Inner Temple, and was admitted to practice 
in the Courts of Westminster Hall. He was an intimate associate at this time with 
Churchill, the poet, and John Wilkes, the reformer, in whose cause (at the time politics 
ran high) he appeared as Junior Counsel and attracted the notice of Lord Mansfield. 
The Chief Justice expressed a high opinion of his natural endowments for reaching emi- 
nence in his profession, although his political connections were not such as to secure his 
Lordship's favor, or his own rapid advancement. He practiced for a short time in the 
Welsh circuit with success, but, being impatient to get at once into lucrative practice, 
he procured the appointment of Attorney General of the Island of St. Christopher, in 
the West Indies, where he removed with his family, about 1765. He practiced law with 
great success at St. Christopher and in Jamaica until the termination of the American 
Revolution by the peace of 1783, when he removed with his family to his native town. 
After practicing for two or three years, with much celebrity, he removed, in 1786, to an 
estate left by his father at Pownalborough, in the district of Maine, where he also prac- 
ticed law. He was sent, as Representative, to the Massachusetts legislature, from the 
year 1789 to his death, which happened by the loss of a packet in which he took passage 
for Boston for the purpose of attending the General Court, in 1793-4. ^^ the legislature 
he obtained the name of the law reformer, in consequence of the zeal and eloquence with 
which he advocated several important changes in the laws of the State. On one subject 
he made a speech very celebrated for the learned account it gave of the Grecian and 
Roman theatre. He was a thorough republican and violent whig in politics; and in 
religion was a Unitarian, in consequence of which he took a leading part in the alteration 
of the liturgy of King's Chapel, Boston, and other changes by which that became a 
Unitarian Congregational Society. He had an astonishing memory, was an admirable 
belles lettres scholar, learned in his profession, and particularly distinguished for his wit 
and eloquence. 

Children of John and Margaret (Harries) Gardiner 

1035. John Sylvester John Gardiner, was born in Wales, in 1765, and died in 1830. He married 
Mary Howard, of Augusta, Me. 

1036. Anne Gardiner, married James N. Lilhgow. 

1037. William Gardiner, was born , and married 5araA, a daughter of /?tcAorrfi4 Wen, of Boston. 

§ 349. ANNE GARDINER, 5 (Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 

born , and died in 1807. She married Colonel the Honorable Arthur^'* Browne, 

a son of the Earl of Altamont. 

Child 



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Child of Arthur and Anne (Gardiner) Browne 

1038. John Browne, died in 1814. He married-^'" Rosa Mary, a daughter of Admiral Sir Richard 
Hughes, Bart. 

§ 350. HANNAH GARDINER, 5 (Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born in 1744, and died in 1796. She married, January 7, 1772, Robert Hallowell, 
of Boston, Massachusetts. He was born in 1739, and died in 1818. 

Children of Robert and Hannah (Gardiner) Hallowell 

1039. Hannah Hallowell, was born in 1773, and died in 1796. 

1040. Mary (Nancy?) Hallowell, was born in 1774, and died in 1775. 

1041. Anne Hallowell, was born in 1776, and died in 1800. 

1042. Rebecca Hallowell, was born in 1776 (1777?), and died in 1779. 

1042a. Robert Hallowell, was born Feb. 10, 1782, and died in 1864. [His name was changed to 
Robert Hallowell Gardiner. '^'^'•\ He married, in 1805, Emma Jane Tudor, of Boston. She was born 
in 1785, and died in 1855 (1865?). 

§ 351. REBECCA GARDINER, 5 (Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 

was born , and married, in 1763, Philip Dumaresque, or Dumaresq, of Boston, 

Massachusetts. Mr. Dumaresque was born in 1738. 

Children of Philip and Rebecca (Gardiner) Dumaresque 

1043. James Dumaresque, was born in 1771, and died in 1826, being drowned in the Kennebec River. 
He married, in 1797, Sarah, a daughter oi Ebenezer Farwell, of Vassalboro, Me. 

1044. Francis Dumaresque,"^ M. D., of Jamaica, West Indies, married and had descendants. 

1045. Sylvester Dumaresque, died young. 

1046. Anne Dumaresque, married, first, John Ferguson, of Ayrshire, Scotland. She married, second, 
Charles Cow. 

1047. Rebecca Dumaresque. 

1048. Susannah Dumaresque. 

1049. Frances Dumaresque. 

1050. Hannah Dumaresque. 

1051. Abigail Dumaresque. 

§ 352. ABIGAIL GARDINER, 5 (Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born , and married Oliver Whipple, of Cumberland, Rhode Island. 

Children of Oliver and Abigail (Gardiner) Whipple 

1052. Sylvester Gardiner Whipple, died unmarried. 

1053. Hannah B. Whipple,"'* married Frederick Allen. 

§ 353. ABIEL GARDINER, 5 (Benjamin, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born January 20, 1727-8, and married Ruth Perry(?). He died January 8, 1801. 

Children of Abiel and Ruth (Perry?) Gardiner 

1054. Hannah Gardiner, was born April 10, 1760, and died June 13, 1839. 

I055- Joshua Gardiner, was born April 12, 1762, and married, Feb. 10, 1803, Dorcas Crane, a daughter 
of John and Susannah, of South Kingstown. 

§ 354. BENJAMIN GARDINER, 5 (Benjamin, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 

was born , and married, May 11, 1752 (November 11, 1753?), Elizabeth Olin, 

a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Aylesworth) Olin, of Exeter. She was born June 2, 

1737 (1735?)- 

Children 



Fifth Generation 8i 



Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Olin) Gardiner 

1056. Simeon Gardiner, was born Oct. 22, 1754, and married Abigail Rathbone. 

1057. Olin Gardiner, was born May 6, 1756. 

1058. Mary Gardiner, was born June 3o(?), 1757. 

1059. Benjamin Gardiner, was born Sept. 13, 1759. 

1060. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Sept. 12, 1761. 

1061. Rowland Gardiner, was born Sept. i, 1763. 

1062. Nathaniel Gardiner, was born Oct. 11, 1765. 

1063. Caleb Gardiner, was born Feb. 15 (14?), 1768. 

§ 357. CALEB GARDINER, 5 (Benjamin, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born in i74o(?), and married, March 18, 1761, Almy Aylesworth, of West Green- 
wich, Rhode Island. She was born December 28, 1739. They removed to Stephentown, 
New York. Caleb Gardiner's tombstone gives the above record of his birth, but possibly 
he was born somewhat earlier. He removed to Renssalaer County, New York, possibly 
soon after his marriage in West Greenwich, Rhode Island. His children were, possibly- 
all born there. Caleb Gardiner is said to have died July 3, 1806. 

Children of Caleb and Almy (Aylesworth) Gardiner 

1064. Mary Gardiner, was born in 1766, and died March 15, 1797. She married Ward. 

1065. Olive Gardiner, was born in 1773, and died Aug. 20, 1826. She married Hezekiah Noyes(,?). 

1066. Platt Gardiner, was born in 1785 (1775?), and died July 27, 1805. 

1067. John Gardiner, was born in 1778, and ma-rried Lydia Gardiner, a. daughter oi Daniel and EUy 
Gardiner. She was born in 1778, and died Aug. 7, 1841.^'''' 

§ 358. JOHN KENYON, 5 (Mary Gardiner, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
v/as born September 29, 1730, and married, June 8, 1754 (1755?), Freelove Reynolds. 

Children of John and Freelove (Reynolds) Kenyon 

1068. Gardiner Kenyon, was born Sept. 24, 1755, and died Nov. 7, 1840 (1846?). He married Susan 

. They had a daughter Susannah, who married, Jan. 31, 1813, Hazard Knowles, a son of 

William. She died April 20, 1844, aged 82 years. 

1069. Mercy Kenyon, was born Nov. 18, 1757, and married, March 2, 1780, Stephen Watson, having 
three children. 

1070. John Kenyon, was born July 3, 1760. 

1071. Zebulon Kenyon, was born Aug. 25, 1764, and married, Jan. 12, 1792, Charily Crandall, a daugh- 
ter of Joseph. 

1072. Freelove Kenyon, was born Jan. 30 (July 3?), 1766. 

1073. Freeman Kenyon, was born July (Jan.?) 28, 1769. 

1074. Remington Kenyon, was born July 27, 1771. 
1074a. Louis Kenyon, was born July 20, 1774. 

1075. Amos Kenyon, was born July 18, 1781. 

1076. Job Kenyon, was born June 24, 1783, and married, Feb. 15, iSoy, Betsy Benjamin, a daughter 
of David. 

1077. Reynolds Kenyon, was born Aug. 21, 1786, and married, March 8, 1810, Permerle{?) Dyre,o{ 
Ashford, Conn. 

1078. Lydia Kenyon, was born March 18, 1789. 

1079. Joseph Greene Kenyon, was born May 19, 1792. 

Note. The above children are all given in the Exeter records as children of John Kenyon. He 
must have married a second wife. There is a gap of seven years between Lewis (born 1 774) and 
Amos (born 1781). 

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§ 374. NATHANIEL GARDINER, 5 (Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, 
I,) was born May 18, 1735, and married (possibly) September 21, 1752, Sarah, a daughter 
of Daniel and Renewed (Smith) Carpenter. She was born October 10, 1736. Mr- 
Gardiner adhered to the cause of the crown during the Revolutionary War, and was, at 
one time, in command of the armed schooner. Golden Pippin. As he writes, January i, 
1 781, from Fort George, Penobscot, Maine, he was taken prisoner here and, as he says, 
was treated with great cruelty by the rebels, while in Casco prison. He mentions his 
son Benoni, also his daughter Sarah. March 12, 1781, he writes, "I have the pleasure 
to inform you that Sally is married to Mr. Rogers, the Commissary of this garrison." 
The Reverend Jacob Bailey^" says, in a letter of April 30, 1781, "Mr. Nathaniel Gar- 
diner was formerly a Justice in the Colony of Rhode Island, but lately an inhabitant of 
Pownalborough, on the Kenebeck River. . . After being cruelly harassed and plundered, 
he escaped from the dominions of revolt, and, through various obstructions, arrived in 
safety at New York." H. B. Brown, in writing to Reverend Jacob Bailey, in 1783, 
speaks of the proposed abandonment of Fort George, Penobscot, by the British. He 
continues: "Some of the inhabitants intend for Port Rosemary, and others for Passa- 
maquoddy. Mr. Gardiner and his family are for the former. He has been over there 
lately with a load of boards and has drawn his lot." Reverend Mr. Bailey wrote to 
Mr. Gardiner, July 26, 1784, "I am anxious to hear in what manner you proceed at 
Port Rosemary, and whether you are in love with the name, Shelburne."* 
It will be necessary to look for Nathaniel Gardiner's descendants in Maine. As a young 
man he used occasionally to visit his cousin. Doctor Sylvester Gardiner, in Maine, as 
the above-mentioned book records. 

Children^^* of Nathaniel Gardiner 

1080. Benoni Gardiner. 

1081. Sarah Gardiner, married Mr. Rogers. 

§ 375. PARIS GARDINER," 5 (Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 

was born July 28, 1743, and married . He was an officer during the Revolutionary 

War, serving several years as Captain. 

Children of Paris Gardiner 

10810. Oliver Gardiner, was born in 1768, and married, March i, 1796, Abigail Tefft, a daughter of 

Daftiel Teffl. 
10816. Mary Gardiner, married Joshua Curtis, possibly a son of Samuel and Amy {Case) Curtis. 
loSic. Susan Gardiner, was born Nov. 3, 1773, and died June 24, 1855. She married Peter Holley, 

who was born in February, 1763, and died Sept. 3, 1852. 

Possibly there were other children, among them Stephen Gardiner, father of "Tommy." 

§ 376. JAMES GARDINER, 5 (Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born May 20 (30?), 1746, and married, June 27, 1771, Abigail, a daughter of Ebenezer 
and Lydia (Sweet) TefTt. He died in 1828 (will proven). She died after 1840, as her 
name was on the Pension-list of that date, her age being given as ninety-four years. 

*Memoir 0/ Rev. Jacob Bailey, by W. S. Bartlett, 1853. 

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She was residing with William Sims, whose wife was her granddaughter, being a daughter 
of her daughter Penelope, who married Jonathan Sprague. 

Children of James and Abigail (Tefft) Gardiner 
loSid. Benoni Gardiner, married Eliza Potter. 

io8ie. Dorcas Gardiner, was born in 1773, and died in 1851. She married James Knowles. 
1081/. Penelope Gardiner, married Jonathan Sprague, having but one child, Mary, who married 
William Sims. 

§ 377, SARAH GARDINER, 5 (Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 

was born , and died August 21, 1836. She married John Clarke, a son of Joseph 

and Sarah (Reynolds) Clarke, of Richmond, Rhode Island. He was born July 8, 1740, 
and died February 22, 1836, in Amsterdam, New York. He was a Lieutenant in the 
Revolutionary War from May, 1776, to 1778, and a Captain from May, 1778, to May, 
1783. He served under Colonels Dyre and Maxon, being enlisted from Richmond, Rhode 
Island. After the war he removed to Argyle(?), Washington County, New York, where 
he lived for a short time, and then removed to Fulton County, New York, where he 
lived in 1839, when he applied for a pension. 

Children of John and Sarah (Gardiner) Clarke 

io8ig. Gardiner Clarke. 

loSlh. Asa Clarke, was born in 1764, and died May 17, 1842, at Perth, N. Y. 

loSii. Jane (James?) Clarke, was born May 17, 1770, and died Jan. 5, 1858. 

lo&ij. John Clarke, was born March 18, 1772, and died Nov. 27, 1856. He married Eliff Caulkins. 

io8i*. Nathaniel Clarke, was born July 21, 1777, and died Feb. 2, 1844. 

1081/. Paris Clarke, 6, was born . 

1081 OT. Russell Clarke. 
1081K. Sarah Clarke. 
10810. Susannah Clarke. 

§ 378g. WILLIAM GARDINER, 5 (Job, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born February 24, 1765, and died August 6, 1846, at De Ruyter, Madison County, New 
York. He married, in 1793, Mercy Higginbotham, a daughter of Doctor Charles^'- "^ 
Higginbotham, of North(?) Kingstown, Rhode Island. She was born August 8, 1765, 
and died in October, 1824. They settled in Stephentown, New York, and removed to 
De Ruyter in 181 1. 

Children of William and Mercy (Higginbotham) Gardiner 
081^. Eliza Gardiner, was born July 3, 1795, and married, Feb. 18, 1815, I chahod L.Gage. She died 

Sept. 30, 1854. 
0815. Mary Ann Gardiner, was born May 19, 1797, and married, in 1815, Nathan B. Wilbur. She 

died April 21, 1872. 
o%ir. Niles H. Gardiner, was born May 5, 1799, and married, in 1836, E/iza Waters. He died Dec. 

29, 1865. 
0815. William Charles Gardiner, was born Sept. 30, 1802, and married, Jan. 13, 1825, Amelia Sims. 

He married, second, June 15, 1829, Orinda Lake, and died Aug. 25, 1870. 
081/. Miranda Barmwell Gardiner, was born Feb. 20, 1804, and died Oct. 20, 1873, unmarried. 
o8h(. Roxcey Ann Gardiner, was born Nov. 21, 1806, and died in July, 1879. She married Nathan 

Smith, Jan. 22, 1824. 

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loSit'. Augustus Sands Gardiner, was born June 5, 1808, and died in November, 1886. He married 

Abigail Marchant, June 28, 1833. 
108IK'. Henry Albert Gardiner, was born Feb. 14, 1810, and died Dec. 5, 1858. He married, March 

4, 1840, Minerva Calkins. 
lo8l;«. Lucy Caroline Gardiner, was born Sept. 11, l8li,and died Oct. 26, 1838. She married Zadocfe 

Tilton Benlly, Dec. 11, i838(?). 
108IJ'. Harriet Newell Gardiner, was born Jan. 13, 1817, and died April 11, 1838. 

§ 379. SARAH BOSS,"" 5 (Amey Gardiner, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born July 5, 1724, and married, April 22, 1742, George Gardiner, Jr., 4 (George, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, i), born July 25, 1720. 

Children of George and Sarah (Boss) Gardiner 

1082. SusANN.\H Gardiner, was born June 16, 1743. 

1083. George Gardiner, was born March 18, 1745. 

1084. RuFUS Gardiner, was born March 9, 1747. 

1085. William Gardiner, was born Sept. 8, 1749. 

1086. Levi Gardiner, was born Sept. 20, 1751. 

§ 380. SUSANNAH BOSS, 5 (Amey Gardiner, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born , and married, January 30, 1745, Abiel Sherman, J. P.(?) 

Child of Abiel and Susannah (Boss) Sherman 

1087. Amey Gardiner Sherman."" 

§ 382. LYDIA GARDINER, 5 (Stephen, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born March 20, 1727, and died October 22, 1809. She married, August i, 1751, at 
Gardiner's Lake, Connecticut, John Jenkins,^^' who was born in East Greenwich, Rhode 
Island, February 6, 1727-8. 

Children of John and Lydia (Gardiner) Jenkins 

1091. John Jenkins, was born, at Gardiner's Lalce, Nov. 27, 1752, O. S.(?), and died March 19, 1827, 
on the Wyoming battlefield. He married, June 23, 1778, Bethiah Harris, of Colchester, Conn., in 
Jenkins Fort, Wyoming. She was a daughter of Jonathan Harris, and was born Sept. 14, 1752. 
She died Aug. 12, 1842. 

1092. Stephen Jenkins, was born Feb. 22, 1753, and died Sept. 20, 1808. 



1093 
1094 

1095 
1096 
1097 



Benjamin Jenkins, was born July 18, 1754, and died in March, 1787. 
Amey Jenkins, was born Jan. 12, 1757, and died March 29, 1834. 
Thomas Jenkins, was born Jan. 19, 1761, and died April 22, 1812. 
William Jenkins, was born Oct. 30, 1764, and died Nov. i, 1846. 
Wilkes Jenkins, was born July 18, 1767, and died April i, 1838. 



§ 384. DANIEL GARDINER, 5 (Daniel, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born October 9, 1738, and died in 1803. He married, July 6, 1762-3, Elizabeth Clarke, 
of New London. He was mustered into Captain Waterman's Company, Twentieth 
Connecticut Regiment, and served, in 1781-2, in the Revolutionary War. He is buried 
at Gardiner's Lake, Connecticut. 

Children of Daniel and Elizabeth (Clarke) Gardiner 

1098. Daniel Gardiner, was born in New London, Conn., in 1764-5, and married Anne Crooker, of 
New London. 

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1099. Clarke Gardiner, was born Nov. 24, 1766. 

1100. Ebenezer Gardiner, was born April 17, 1768. 
lioi. Jabez Gardiner, was born Sept. 2, 1770. 

1 102. Sylvester Gardiner, was born March 26, 1772. 

1 103. Charles Gardiner, was born March 26, 1775. 

1 104. Nicholas Gardiner, was born March 27, 1778. 

§ 391b. RICHARD SMITH,^-"^ 5 (Abigail Gardiner, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, 
i), was born in 1746, and died in 1836, at the age of ninety years. He married EHzabeth 
Allen, who died in 1838, at the age of eighty-four years. 

Children of Richard and Elizabeth (Allen) Smith 

1 114. Russell Smith. 

1115. David Smith, was born in 1778, and died of yellow fever, in '^°5-?-j- -^ 

1 1 16. Jonathan Smith, was born in 1778. ) 

1 1 17. Avery Smith, was born in 1780, and married Lament, a daughter of David Wagener. 

1 118. Sarah Smith, was born in 1782.^°' 

§ 395. DAVID GARDINER, 5 (David, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born in 1753, and died in 1823. He married Jemima^*^ Gustin(?). 

Children of David Gardiner 

1118a. Amasa Gardiner, was born Nov. i, 1776. 

I II 86. Daniel Gardiner, was born Aug. 2, 1778. 

iiiSc. Lucinda Gardiner, was born Nov. 12, 1782. 

1 119. John Gardiner, was born Feb. i, 1786. 

1120. Anstrus Gardiner, was born June 24, 1787. 

1121. Erastus Gardiner, was born in July, 1789. 

1122. Artemas Gardiner, was born Jan. 15, 1792. 

1 123. Talman(?) Gardiner, was born Dec. 5, 1804. 

§ 397. JONATHAN GARDINER, 5 (Jonathan, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born December 2, 1758, and died May 6, 1847. He married, January 22, 1783, 
Jerusha, a daughter of Silas and Jerusha (Hyde) Starke. She was born in May, 1760, 
and died March 22, 1847. 

Children of Jonathan and Jerusha (Starke) Gardiner 

11230. Roderick Gardiner, was born July 20, 1788, in Bozrah, Conn., and died in January, 1849. 
He married. May 23, 1813, Eunice Miner. 

1123b. Jerusha Gardiner, was born Nov. 24, 1783, and married, Oct. 12, 1802, Col. Avery Morgan, 
of Groton, Conn. He was born May 20, 1781. In 1858 they were living in Hartford, with their 
son-in-law, E. 0. Bulktey. 

1123c. Marv Gardiner, was born Jan. 10,1786, in Bozrah. She married. May 10, 1810, Charles Bing- 
ham, a son of Nathan and Servial (Sabine) Bingham, of Bozrah. He was born in October, 1784. 

1123^. Almirah Gardiner, was born May 27, 1792, and died unmarried. 

Ii23e. Amelia Gardiner, was born June 6, 1799, in Bozrah, and married, in November, 1840, Rev. 
Christopher Leffingwell. 

1123/. Sarah Gardiner, was born May 27, 1806, in Bozrah, and died Oct. 15, 182-, unmarried. 

§ 398. LEMUEL GARDINER, 5 (Jonathan, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born July 10, 1763, at Norwich, Connecticut. He was a farmer. In 1810 he re- 
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moved to — , and, in 1816, to Montville, where he died, July 10, 1839. He married, 

October 28, 1789, Jemima Lathrope, the youngest daughter of Captain Jedediah Lathrope, 
of Bozrah. He married, second, Burchard. He died March 11, 1850. 

Children of Lemuel Gardiner 

ii23g. Sidney Gardiner, was born April 17, 1797, in Bozrah, and died Sept. 14, 1840, in Norwich, 

Conn. He married, June 25, 1823, Maria, a daughter of Thomas Fanning, of Norwich. 
1123/t. John Gardiner, was born Nov. 5, 1808, and married, Feb. 25, 1829, Martha Crary, a daughter 

of John and Marcy Crary, of Preston, Conn. 

§ 401. WEIGHT SPENCER, 5 (Mary Gardiner, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born March 7, 1735, and married, December 5 (22?), 1752, Ishmael Spink. 

Children of Ishmael and Weight (Spencer) Spink 

11231. John Spink, was born July 26, , and married. May 29, 1774, Mary Weeden, a daughter 

of Danitl. 
ii23_7. Silas Spink, was born Aug. 23, 17 — . 
1123*. Weight Spine, was born Jan. 19, 17 — . 
1 123/. Isaac Spink, was born March 3, 17—. 
ii23»i. Lucy Spink, was born May 22, 17 — , and married, in 1783, John Northup. 

1124. Samuel Spink, was born Oct. 30, 17 — , and married, Feb. 26, iy<)8, Elizabeth Arnold, a daughter 
oi Samuel. He married, second, Jan. 8, 1814, Hannah Eldred, a daughter of Weeden. 

1125. Hannah Spink, was born Feb. 23, 17 — . 

11 26. Nathaniel Spink, was born Nov. 16, 1769, and married, July 15, 1798, Lydia Spencer. 

1127. Ishmael Spink, was born , and married, March 19, 1804, Ruth Dyer, a daughter of Samuel 

and IVaity. 

§ 407. OLIVER GARDINER, 5 (Isaac, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
June 24, 1742, and married, September 25, 1766, Mercy Gorton,'"^ of East Greenwich, 
a daughter of William and Mercy (or Massey) (Mathewson, or Matteson) Gorton, of 
Warwick, Rhode Island. 

Children of Captain Oliver and Mercy (Gorton) Gardiner 

1128. Sarah Gardiner, was born Sept. 5, 1767, and married, Oct. 10, 1791, Benjamin Gardiner, a son 
of Caleb, of East Greenwich. 

1129. Hannah Gardiner, was born June 21, 1769. 

1130. Mercy Gardiner, was born May 27, 1771, and married, Oct. 2, 1791, Wanton Rice. 

1131. Mary Gardiner, was born Aug. 16, 1773, and died Sept. 28, 1773. 

1132. Oliver Gardiner, was born Feb. 21, 1775. 

1133. Margaret Gardiner, was born Dec. 23, 1777, and married, Oct. 7, 1796, Gideon Bailey, of War- 
wick (East Greenwich?). 

1134. Isaac Gardiner, was born Dec. 8, 1779. 

1135. Elizabeth Gardiner (called Betsey), was born March 9, 1781, and married June 10, 1798, 
Nathan Bowen, of Warwick (Coventry?). 

1136. Nicholas Gardiner, was born May 19, 1783. 

1137. William Gardiner, was born June 4, 1787, and died at Warwick, March 15, 1822, aged 35. 

1138. John Gardiner, was born June 26, 1789. 

These children's births were all recorded in Warwick, R. I. 

§ 408. ISAAC GARDINER,i»6 5 (Isaac, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
August 16, 1744, and married, October 11, 1767, Ruth Aylesworth. 

Children 



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Children of Isaac and Ruth (Aylesworth) Gardiner 

1 139. Isaac Gardiner, married, July 4 (2?), 1794, Alice (Alee?) Wicks, a daughter of Slukeley Wicks, of 
Warwick. 

§ 413. OTHNIEL GARDINER, 5 (Benoni, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
bom June 24, 1742, and married, August 16, 1764, Lydia Reynolds, a daughter of 

George-^-'' and Johannah (Spencer) Reynolds. After his death, his widow married 

Babcock. Othniel Gardiner removed from Rhode Island, just before the war of 1776, his 
son Jene being born in Rhode Island, and possibly his other children. But there has 
been no record found of their births. A brother, or brother of his wife, went with them 
to Petersburg, Rensselaer County, New York. He died, leaving six small children, and 
was buried in the Reynolds burial-ground, in Petersburg. During the war he was sheriff. 
His son, George Gardiner, was a man of wealth and influence in the State. 

Children of Othniel and Lydia (Reynolds) Gardiner 

1 1 390. George Gardiner, was born in 1767,'"' and died in 1844. He married Louisa Dawley. 

1139J. Jene Gardiner, was born about 1769. 

Ii39<;. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born in 171- (1771?), and died in 1855. 

Il39(i. Fr.'vnces Gardiner, married Moore {Moon?). 

11396. Lucy Gardiner, was born about 1773, and married Francis Moon. 

1 139/. Charlotte Gardiner, was born in 1775. 

ii39g. Asa Gardiner, was born about 1777, and died at Troy, N. S., in 1820. 

Note. Col. Asa B. Gardiner says that Othniel Gardiner had but one son, George. 

§ 414. ELIZABETH GARDINER, 5 (Benoni, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born January 11 (December 21?), 1743, and married, February 8, 1763, Benjamin Cham- 
plin. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Champlin 

1 140. Nicholas Champlin, was born Jan. 18, 1764. 

1 141. Daniel Champlin, was born Oct. 17 (3?), 1769, and married, Dec. 22, 1788, Penelope Allen, a 
daughter of Matthew, of North Kingstown. 

§ 422. JAMES GARDINER, 5 (Samuel, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born 
October i, 1754. (His tombstone record reads "died Nov. 28, 1824, in his 72 year.") 

He was called Mayor (Major?) James Gardiner. He married Sarah , who was 

born in 1756, and died June 20, 1822. 

Child of James and Sarah Gardiner 

1142. Edward C. Gardiner, was born , and married, Dec. 9, 1799, Mary Slocum, a daughter 

of John and Mary. He was married by Elder William Norlhup, and had one son, Edward, who 
died Aug. 29, 1809, aged 6 months and 9 days. He had, possibly, other children, and, also, brothers 
and sisters. 

§ 423. LUCY HALL, 5 (Penelope Gardiner, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born February i, 1753, and married, July 9, 1775, Ebenezer Spencer, who was born 
November 16, 1755, being a son of John and Mercy (Mary?) (Coggeshall) Spencer. 

Children of Ebenezer and Lucy (Hall) Spencer 

1143. Giles Spencer, was born Aug. 13, 1776. 

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1144. Elizabeth Spencer, was born March 16, 1778. 

1145. William Spencer, was born March 6, 1780, and married, March 7, 1803, Hannah Vaughan, 
a daughter of Daniel. 

1146. Charles Spencer, was born Aug. 23. 1789, and married, June 21, 1811, Sarah Vaughan, a daugh- 
ter of David. 

§ 429. ISAAC HALL, 5 (Penelope Gardiner, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was 
born , I764(?), and married, November 22, 1789, Susannah Reynolds,'*" a daugh- 
ter of Shebney (Shebna?). 

Child of Isaac and Susannah (Reynolds) Hall 

1 147. William Hall, was born July 22, 1792. 

§ 449. CHRISTOPHER GARDINER, 5 (Henry, 4; Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), 
was born February 7, 1737, and married, January 23, 1760, Mrs. Mercy Wheeler, of 
Stonington, Connecticut, a daughter of Thomas and Mercy (Desire?) (Williams) Wheeler. 
The descendants of Christopher Gardiner have a Mayflower ancestor in John Howland, 
whose daughter Desire married Captain John Gorham. Their daughter Mercy married 
George Dennison, who was the father of Elizabeth Dennison, who, December 5, 1705, 
married Christopher Champlin, Jr. Mercy Wheeler was a daughter of Thomas and 
Mercy (Williams) Wheeler, and a granddaughter of Colonel John and Desire (Dennison) 
Williams. Thus there are three strains of Mayfloiver blood to the credit of his descendants, 
all coming from John Howland. In October, 1778, he was appointed Captain in a South 

Kingstown company. He married, second, . He married, third, Elizabeth 

Brownell. 

Children of Christopher and Mercy (Wheeler) Gardiner 

1 151. Christopher Gardiner. 

1152. James Gardiner, married Lucas. 

1153. Robert Hazard Gardiner, was born May 25, 1795."° He married, first, Lucinda Elliott, April 
7, 1825, and second, Sarah Barber. 

1 154. Mary Gardiner, was born Jan. 19, 1781, and died March 25 (28?), 1864. She married, in 1800, 
Clarke Rodman, a son of Robert and Margaret {Carpenter) Rodman. 

1 155. George Gardiner. 

1 1 56. Phebe Gardiner, died unmarried. 

§ 451. HENRY GARDINER, 5 (Henry, 4; Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born 

June 10, 1748, and died April 23, 1821. He married Ruth , who was born in 1748, 

and died April 23, 1824. He removed to Stephentown, New York, where his children 
were born. 

Children of Henry and Ruth Gardiner 

1157. Louisa Gardiner, was born April 27, 1777. • 

1 158. William Lanport(?) Gardiner, was born May 20, 1779. 

1 1 59. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born June 20, 1781. 

1160. Nancy Gardiner, was born Oct. 12, 1783. 

1 1 61. Ale.xander Gardiner, was born March 30, 1786. 

§ 456. HENRY HAZARD, 5 (Mary Gardiner, 4; Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), 
was born April 16 (6?), 1749, and died April 21, 1837. He married Martha Clark, who 

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was born May 22, 1743, and died April 14, 1802. He married, second, Rebeckah (Cook), 

widow of Caleb Eldred."^'' 

Children of Henry and Martha (Clark) Hazard 

Ii6ia. Son (not named), died at 12 days. 

1162. Rodman Hazard, was born Oct. 25, 1775, and died March 3, 1845. He married /-«c>i Vaughan, 
who was born May 3, 1775, and died Dec. 6, 1839, in Hancock, Mass. 

1 1 63. Mary Hazard, was born Nov. 25, 1778, and married Simeon Whitman. 

1 1 64. Henry Hazard. 

1 165. Martha Hazard. 

§ 470a. SAMUEL ELDRED GARDINER, 5 (Samuel, 4; Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; 
George, i), was born (possibly) about 1765, and married, February 16, 1796, Mary 
Carpenter, a daughter of Captain Francis Carpenter. He died September 9, 1830. 

Children of Samuel Eldred and Mary (Carpenter) Gardiner 
1 1650. [Samuel Easton Gardiner], was born Dec. 25, 1796. 

1 1656. Gardiner, was born Feb. 16, 1799. 

1165c. Carpenter Gardiner, was born Jan. 22, 1801. 

ii65d. Francis Carpenter Gardiner, was born May 19, 1803. 

ii65e. Marinus VVillett Gardiner, was born April 9, 1805. 

1165/. Amey Easton Gardiner, was born March 14, 1807. 

ii65g. OcTAVUs Ferdinand Gardiner, was born June 30, 1809. 

1165/1. William Henry Gardiner, was born July 20, 181 1, and married Maria Allen, who was born in 

1827, and died in 1850. 
ii65i'. Thomas Rodman Gardiner, was born Sept. 11, 1813. 

1165J. Sally Carpenter Gardiner, was born Dec. 27, 1815, and died Nov. 5, 1822. 
1165*. Walter Easton Gardiner, was born Nov. 8, 1817. 

§ 479. SAMUEL E. GARDINER,"' 5 (James, 4; Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), 
was born January 22, 1769, and married, March 27, 1799, Rebecca Davis, of East Green- 
wich, a daughter of Stephen and Anne. He died February 14, 1831. 

Children of Samuel E. and Rebecca^" (Davis) Gardiner 
1 165/. Stephen Davis Gardiner, was born March 11, 1800. 
1165W!. John Reynolds Gardiner, was born April 24, 1827. 
1165M. Nicholas G. Gardiner, was born Oct. 15, 183-. 

§ 485a. JAMES GARDINER, 5 (Nicholas, 4; Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was 
born October 26, 1750, and married, in 1773, Alice Spink. He served a part of three years 
in the Revolutionary War. He owned three hundred acres in Berkshire County, Massa- 
chusetts. 

Children of James and Alice (Spink) Gardiner 

1166. Lodowick Gardiner. 
1166a. John Gardiner. 

1 1666. Varnum Gardiner. 

II 66c. William Gardiner. 

li6(>d. Henry Gardiner, was born about 1775, and married Abigail Sledman. 

ii66e. James Gardiner. 

1 166/. Benjamin Gardiner. 

ii66g. Clarissa Gardiner. 

ii66/z. Hannah Gardiner. 

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§ 485b. SYLVESTER GARDINER, 5 (Nicholas, 4; Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), 
was born August 30, 1752, and married, June 6, 1773, Hannaii Reynolds, a daughter of 
Jonathan. She died October 25, 1814. 

Children of Sylvester and Hannah (Reynolds) Gardiner 

1 167. Palmer Gardiner, was born about 1775. 

1 168. Daniel Gardiner, was born about 1777. 

1 1 69. Mary Gardiner, was born in 1779, and married John Wilson. 

1 170. Rhoda Gardiner, was born in 1781, and murned Ezekiel Smith. They went west to New York 
or Michigan. Later she married Joshua Gardiner. 

1 1700. Sylvester R. Gardiner, was born about 1774, and married Wall. He was called "The 

Deist.""' 
1 1 yob. Dorcas Gardiner, married Nathaniel Sherman, father of Sylvester Gardiner Sherman, Associate 

Justice of R. I. Supreme Court. 

§ 485c. FRANCIS GARDINER, 5 (Nicholas, 4; Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), 
was born April 4, 1755, and married Waite West. 

Children of Francis and Waite (West) Gardiner 

1171. Varnum Willet Gardiner, was born in 1780. 
1171a. Benjamin Gardiner, was born in 1782. 

11 72. James Gardiner, was born in 1784, and married Elizabeth Austin. 

1173. Nicholas Gardiner, was born in 1786, and married Hannah Gorton. 

1 1 74. Dorcas Gardiner, was born in 1788, and married Abel Reynolds. 

1 175. Mary Gardiner, was born in 1790, and married Benjamin Read. 
1 1 750. A Daughter, married Abel Reynolds. 

1 1756. A Daughter, or Son, married Nathan (Wellhan?) Dawley{?). 

§ 486. NICHOLAS EASTON GARDINER, 5 (Christopher, 4; Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; 
George, i), was born July 23, 1755, and died March 2, 1808. He married, first, Eunice 
(Emma?) Bright, of Boston, a daughter of George and Eunice Bright. She was born in 

1761, and died February 7, 1798. He married, second, Sarah , who died February 

12, 1856, aged eighty years. Mr. Updike, in speaking of the wedding as the great gala 
event of olden times, says: "The last of these celebrations was given, about the year 
1790, by Nicholas Gardiner Esq''-^^* It was attended by six hundred guests. I knew 
Mr. Gardiner. He dressed in the rich style of former days, with a cocked hat, full- 
bottomed white wig, snuff-coloured coat and waistcoat, with deep pockets, cape low so 
as not to disturb the wig, and, at the same time, expose the large silver stock-buckle 
of the plaited neck-cloth of white linen cambric, small clothes, and white-topped boots, 
finely polished. He was a portly, courteous gentleman of the old school. Since his 
death his estate has been divided into several good farms." 

Children of Nicholas Easton Gardiner 

1 176. George B. Gardiner, was born in 1787, and died Aug. 5, 1859. He married, , Lucy 

, who was born in 1798, and died Nov. 17, 1841. 

1177. Eunice Gardiner, married Longworlhy Peirce {John Russel Pearce?). 

1 178. Mary Gardiner, married John R. Peirce. 

1 179. Christopher Gardiner, married Mary Potter Fellows, a daughter of Asa and Sarah {Gardiner) 
Fellows, of Stonington, Conn. 

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1 180. Henry Gardiner, died unmarried. 

1181. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born in 1794, and died June 4, 1873. She married, as a second wife, 
John Larkin. 

1 182. Jonathan C. Gardiner. 

1 1 83. Penelope Gardiner, died Aug. 8, 1834, aged 27 years. 

1 1 84. Ephraim Gardiner, died before 1834, unmarried. 

§ 488. PATIENCE GARDINER, 5 (Christopher, 4; Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2 ; George, i), 
was born in 1759, and died February 18, 1850. She married John Larkin, who was born 
in 1755, and died November 14, 1821. 

Children of John and Patience (Gardiner) Larkin 

1185. John Larkin, was born in 1790, and died Jan. 12, 1861. He married, as second v/i(e, Elizabeth 
Gardiner, a daughter of Nicholas Easton Gardiner, his first cousin. 

1 1 86. Sarah Larkin, married Nathaniel Gardiner. 

1187. Patience Larkin, married Gardiner Carpenter. 

1188. Lucy Larkin. 

1189. Mary Larkin. 

§ 494. SUSANNAH GARDINER, 5 (Christopher, 4; Ephraim, 3 ; Henry, 2 ; George, i), 
was born in 1766, and married, September 21, 1794, Thomas Boone. '^^ 

Children of Thomas and Susannah (Gardiner) Boone 

1190. Penelope Boone, was born June 14, . 

1191. Thomas G. Boone, was born Dec. 8, , and married Hannah Reynolds, a daughter of 

Benjamin. They had a son Benjamin Reynolds, born Sept. 19, — — . 

1 192. Christopher C. Boone, was born Dec. 23, -. 

§ 499. NATHAN GARDINER, 5 (Nathan, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), 
was born May 15, 1747, and died March 11, 1802. He married, February 2, 1782, 
Mary Johnson, who died July 13, 1807. Her tombstone reads, "aged 43." (She may 
have been a second wife.) 

Children of Nathan and Mary (Johnson) Gardiner 

1193. Nathan Gardiner, was baptized Oct. 30, 1787, and married, possibly, Sarah Larkin. 

1 194. Malbone Gardiner.'^' He was graduated from Brown University in the class of 1802, and died 
about 1850. 

1 195. Niles Gardiner, was born in 1795, and died July 7, 1845, aged 50 years. 

1 196. Katharine Gardiner. 

These children are all mentioned in his [their father's] will, in 1802, and were under age at that date 
and called "Heirs-at-law of Nathan Gardiner." 

§ 500. SARAH GARDINER, 5 (Nathan, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was 
born December 28 (29?), 1751, and died November 11, 1778. She married John Haz- 
ard"" (a son of Benjamin), who was born in 1746, and died in 1813. He married, second, 
Martha, a daughter of Latham and Martha (Robinson) Clarke. 

Children of John and Sarah (Gardiner) Hazard 

1 197. John Hazard, was born in 1775, and died in 1806. He married Frances, a daughter of Capt. 
Daniel and Sarah (Hazard) Gardiner, and a granddaughter of Mayor George Hazard, of Newport. 

1197a. Nathan Gardiner Hazard, married, after the death of his brother John, his widow, Frances. 

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§ 501, HANNAH GARDINER, 5 (Henry, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was 
born about 1727, and married Samuel Champlin,^" about 1744. 

Children of Samuel and Hannah (Gardiner) Champlin 

1 198. William Champlin, was born in New Shoreham, R. I., Nov. 6, 1745, and married, Dec. 19, 
1765, i/ar_v Gardiner. 

1 199. Hannah Champlin, was born in South Kingstown, Dec. 9, 1747, and married, March 31, 1765, 
Joseph Babcock. 

1200. Martha Champlin, was born in Westerly, R. I., Jan. 27, 1750, and married Nicholas Gardiner Q). 

1201. M.\RY Champlin, was born in Westerly, R. I., Aug. 16, 1752, and married, Jan. 6, 1774, Edward 
Bliveti, 3d. 

1202. Abigail Champlin, was born in Westerly, in 1754. Her descendants say she married Joseph 
Gardiner^?). 

1203. Henry G. Champlin, was born in Westerly, Jan. 18, 1756, and married Nancy Champlin, his 
cousin. 

1204. Samuel Champlin, was born in Westerly, Sept. 18, 1758, and married, Jan. 12, 1780, Freelove"^ 
Boss, a daughter of Isaac. 

1205. Oliver Champlin, was born in Westerly, R. I., March 17, 1761, and married, Jan. 25, 1779, 
Thankful Gavit, a daughter of Stephen. 

§ 503. MARY GARDINER, 5 (Henry, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was 

born , and married, as a second wife. Colonel Joseph Stanton,^^'' of Westerly 

(Charlestown), Rhode Island. He was an officer in the French and Indian War and 
helped to capture Louisburg, in 1745. He was born April 23, 1717. Henry Gardiner, 
in his will, left his daughter, Mary Stanton, a fine estate in South Kingstown, but entailed 
it upon her children, "as her husband had wasted his own estate and did nothing for the 
support of his family." The farm thus left for her support was for a number of years 
called the "Gardiner and Stanton farm." It is now known as the "Lawton farm," and 
is situated in Moorsfield. 

Children of Joseph and Mary (Gardiner) Stanton 

1206. Gardiner Stanton, died single. 
1026a. Marlborough Stanton, died single. 

1207. Henry Stanton, was born about 1758, and msLvned Cynthia Lewis. He had two children, Nancy, 
who married Ethan Stanton, and Hannah Gardiner, who married Constant Taylor. 

1208. Abigail Stanton, was born about 1760, and married Rev. William Gardiner. They had three 
children, May, Abigail, and Marlbrottgh. 

§ 505. SARAH GARDINER, 5 (Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was 
born April 29, 1736, and married Boss. 

Children of and Sarah (Gardiner) Boss' 

1209. Peter Boss. 

1 210. Tabitha Boss. 

121 1. Sarah Boss. 

These are mentioned in their grandfather's will. 

§ 506. DORCAS GARDINER, 5 (Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was 
born March 16, 1739, and married, in 1758, Silas Spencer, a son of John (a son of Michael, 

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of East Greenwich) and Lydia Gardiner (a daughter of Nicholas, of North Kingstown) 
Spencer. He was born November i8, 1735, in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. She 
was living in 1803. 

Children of Silas and Dorcas (Gardiner) Spencer 

1212. Gardiner Spencer, was born in East Greenwich, April 28, 1759, and married, June 19, 1785, 
Mary Reynolds, a daughter of Thomas. 

1213. Isabel Spencer, was born in East Greenwich, March 12, 1762. 

1214. Mary Spencer, was born April 4, 1766, in East Greenwich, and married, March 13, 1788, Staf- 
ford Place, a son of Thoinas. 

§ 507. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 5 (Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), 
was born December 8, 1744, and died in 1784. He married Sarah Reynolds, a daughter 
of Elisha and Susannah (Potter) Reynolds. She was born November 9, 1748. 

Children of Nicholas and Sarah (Reynolds) Gardiner 

1215. Caleb Gardiner, married Sarah . His grandfather gave him all his "household stuff." 

1216. Elisha Gardiner. He was the Elisha R. Gardiner mentioned in Elisha Reynolds' will, as a 
grandson. He married Thankful , a widow. 

I2i6a. Warren Gardiner, married Abby Cole. 

12166. S.\RAH G.\rdiner, married Asa Fellows, of Stonington, Conn.(?) 

§ 509. EXPERIENCE GARDINER, 5 (Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), 
was born November i, 1751, and married Pardon Mawney, a son of John and Amey 
(Gibbs) Mawney. He was born December 27, 1748, and died August 6, 1831. 

Children of Pardon and Experience (Gardiner) Mawney 

1217. Peter Mawney. 

1218. Mary Mawney,^'*"^ married, July 9, 1810, Elisha Reynolds Poller, as a second wife. She was 
born April 25, 1779, and he in 1764. 

1 2 19. Pardon Mawney, married . 

1219a. Elizabeth Mawney, was born in 1784, and married Jeffrey Davis, who was born Nov. 6, 1780, 
and died July 21, 1854. She died July 26, 1814, aged 30 years. 

§ 510. MARY GARDINER,'" 5 (Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), was 

born about I754(?), and married Joseph Perkins, a son of Edward and Elizabeth ( — ) 

Perkins. He was born September 24, 1749, and died . In his will he ordered 

that all small debts should not be collected, also that a small legacy should be paid to 
each of his two apprentices, one of whom was his wife's nephew, Warren Gardiner, and 
that the rest and residue of his estate was to be given to his wife, consisting of several 
farms. He was a merchant and goldsmith. She married, second, Elisha Reynolds 
Potter, November 7, 1790, and died March 7, 1809. (He married, second, Mary Maw- 
ney, a niece of his first wife.) No issue by either husband. 

Elisha R. Potter's first wife was a beautiful woman, tall and queenly in appearance, with 
a charming disposition and a high order of intellect. After her marriage, Mr. Potter 
had some little difficulty, at first, in breaking off from his youthful companions, he being 
still fond of his game of whist. The first evening he spent out, the clock was striking the 
"wee sma' hours" before he reached home, in some trepidation as to his reception. His 
wife met him with a smile and an apology that she had no warm supper for him, but 

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94 The Gardiners 



promised to look out for his comfort in the future. Quite overcome by his reception, 
he mentally vowed that this should be his last offense. But, alas for human frailty, the 
temptation came to him again, with the visit of a fine whist-player in the village, at 
Colonel Updike's,"' and again he reached home in the "sma' hours." The house looked 
very pleasant, as he approached it, it being well lighted; and, as he opened the door, a 
fragrant odor of hot mocha and beefsteak greeted him also. His wife said, "Just in time, 
my dear, your supper is waiting." The vows that he made this time, to use his own 
words, "were faithfully kept." 

Mr. Potter, like his father, Thomas Potter, was a blacksmith. Tradition says that his 
first wife, recognizing his ability, persuaded him to study law, her handsome property, 
of course, giving him the means and leisure to do so. He was a splendid man in physical 
developments, as well as in intellect a giant, — the latter, indeed, in both. He was over 
six feet four, and, in middle life, weighed over three hundred pounds. But so finely was 
he proportioned that one did not notice his size. Persons who are living to-day still 
speak of him as they remember him on election days in Kingston (Little Rest), as stand- 
ing near the Court House, receiving the homage of his subjects. At one time Mr. Potter 
used, with success, his great influence in the General Assembly, to improve the con- 
dition of his townspeople by promoting a more equal distribution of the taxes between 
city and town. Ever afterwards he was the idol of his townspeople, they thinking his 
power unlimited, and working always for their good. Therefore on all public occasions 
every man must shake hands with Mr. Potter. Any one failing to do this, it was reck- 
oned to his loss. To be nominated for any office in town or state was, for him, to be 
elected. He was elected United States Representative in 1796, and resigned the next 
year. Again in 1809 he was chosen to the same office, holding the position till 1815. 
Hugh Miller says that though small states do sometimes produce great men, small rivers 
never produce large fish. Mr. Potter stands in full proof of this statement. It seems 
strange that of his four sons, — all men of exceptional ability, — there was not one to write 
a life of this truly great man. His second wife was born April 25, 1779, and died July 
26, 1835, at her brother-in-law, Jeffrey Davis's, in North Kingstown. Mr. Potter was 
born November 5, 1764, and died September 26, 1835. 

Children by Second Wife 

12196. Elisha Reynolds Potter, was born June 20, 1811, and died unmarried. 

1219c. Thomas Potter, was born May 4, 1813, and died young. 

I2i9d. Thomas Mawney Potter, was born Aug. 12, 1814. Surgeon in U. S. N. He died unmarried. 

I2i9e. William Henry Potter, was born Nov. 2, i8i5, and married; s. p. 

1219/. James B. Mason Potter, was born Oct. i, 1818, and married Eliza Potter. His children are 

James (deceased) and Mary, unmarried. 
I2i9g. Mary Elizabeth Potter, was born .'^ug. 11, 1820. 

Note: James Potter, son of James B. M. Potter, was married, but had no children, so this ends the 
family line from Hon. Elisha R. Potter. 

§ 512. ISABELLA SPENCER, 5 (Lydia Gardiner, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), 
was born August 10, 1733, and married, September 28, 1748 (1749?), George Weaver, 
a son of Jonathan and Phebe (Whitman) Weaver. He was born May 9, 1732. 

Children 



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Children of George and Isabella (Spencer) Weaver 

1220. Jonathan Weaver, was born Aug. 26, 1750, and married, Aug. 12, 1770, Sarah Spencer, a daugh- 
ter of John. 

1221. Philip Weaver, was born Jan. i, 1754. 

1222. Lydia Weaver, was born Jan. 10, 1758, and married, April 6, 1777, Benedict Arnold, a son of 
Stephen and A7171 (Hayes). 

1223. George Weaver, was born April 10, 1768. 

§ 516. LYDIA GARDINER,'" 5 (Tabitha Gardiner, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2 ; George, 
i), was born June (January?) 15, 1741, and married, June 8, 17 — , John Northup."^ 
She died in i76o(?). He married, second, in 176-, her sister Phebe. 

Child of John and Lydia (Gardiner) Northup 

1223a. A Son (John?), was born July 30, 176- (by second wife?), and married, in 1783, Lucy Spink(t). 

§ 517. PHEBE GARDINER, 5 (Tabitha Gardiner, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, 
i), was born June (May?) 27, 1743, and died July 27, 1771. She married, ai second wife, 
John Northup, the husband of her deceased sister Lydia. 

Children of John and Phebe (Gardiner) Northup 

12236. Lydia Northup, was born July 23, 176-. 

1223c. Sarah Northup, was born April 5, 1767. 

1223d. Jeremiah Gardiner Northup, was born July 20, 1771. (See No. 294.) 

§ 518. BENJAMIN GARDINER, 5 (Tabitha Gardiner, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; 
George, i), was born November 9, 1747 (1746?), and died July 8, 1834. He married 
May 22, 1766, Tabitha-^' Browning, a daughter of William and Mary. She was born 
in I749(?), and died July 13, 1821. He married, for a second wife, February (January?) 
28, 1822, Mary Carey, who was born in 1759, and died October 31, 1822 (1832?). 

Children of Benjamin and Tabitha (Browning) Gardiner 

1224. Clarke Gardiner, was born June 29, 1767. 

1225. Wilbur Gardiner, was born Dec. 16, 1769. 

1226. Jeremiah Gardiner, was born Jan. 3, 1772, and married Sarah Smith. 

1227. Dorcas Gardiner, was born Feb. 13, 1774, and married Peleg Brown. 

1228. Lawton Gardiner, was born May 18, 1776. 

1229. Mary Gardiner, was born Sept. 17, 1778, and married James Brown. She died Sept. 21, 1813. 

1230. Lydia Gardiner, was born April 7, 1782, and married William T. Congdon. She died in 1882. 

1231. Benjamin Gardiner, was born July 7, 1785, and married Mary Congdon, a daughter of Stephen. 
He died April 29, 1847. 

§ 520. AMOS GARDINER,"' 5 (Tabitha Gardiner, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, 
i), was born about 1750, and died in i8o5(?). Benjamin Gardiner was administrator 
on the estate at Floyd, Oneida County, New York, and distributed it to the heirs. 

Children of Amos Gardiner 

1232. Elizabeth Gardiner. 

1233. Daniel Gardiner. 

1234. Amy Gardiner. 

1235. Possibly a daughter, who married Whitman, inasmuch as Betsey and James Whitman were 

heirs. 

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96 The Gardiners 



§ 522. CLARKE GARDINER, 5 (Tabitha Gardiner, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, 
i), was born in I752(?). 

§ 527. MARY GARDINER, 5 (Thomas, 4; Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, i), was 

born November 23, 1744, and married Hull. Their two sons were mentioned 

in her father's will. 

Children of and Mary (Gardiner) Hull 

1237. Joseph Hull. 

1238. Thomas Hltll. 

§ 528. RICHARD GARDINER, 5 (Thomas, 4; Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, i), 
was born February 3, 1745, and married, first, March 5, 1769, Mary Hammond, a daugh- 
ter of Joseph, of Newport. He married, second, March 28, 1773, Mercy Hammond, a 
sister to his first wife. 

Child of Richard and Mercy (Hammond) Gardiner 

1239. Thomas Gardiner, was born in 1775, and died July 31, 1798, aged 23 years. 

§ 533. SAMUEL GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, i), of East 
Greenwich, was born August 29, 1742, and married, December 18, 1762, Catharine 
Greene, of North Kingstown. She married, secondly, William Slocum. Samuel Gar- 
diner died in 1782. His will was proved January 12, 1783. 

Children of Samuel and Catharine (Greene) Gardiner 

1240. Benjamin Greene Gardiner, was born in North Kingstown, March 12, 1763. 

1 241. Samuel Gardiner, was born July 25, , and married, March 24, 1789, Elizabeth Slocum, a 

daughter of William. 

1242. Anne Gardiner, was born in East Greenwich, R. I., April 2, 1765. 

1243. Elizabeth Gardiner, (called eldest daughter in her father's will, and, perhaps, then still living.) 

1244. Ruth Gardiner, was born , and married, Oct. 2, 1796, John Reynolds Congdon. 

1245. Lydia Gardiner. 

1246. Mary Gardiner. 

§ 537. WILLIAM GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, i), was 
born February 9, 1756, and married, February 27, 1780, Hester (or Esther) Nichols. 

Child of William and Esther (Nichols) Gardiner 

1247. Hannah Gardiner, was born Dec. 3, 1780. 

§ 550. NATHANIEL GARDINER, 5 (Joshua, 4; Robert, 3; George, 2; George, i) 
of Exeter, was born April 10, 1744, and died in Hancock, Massachusetts, July 14, 1801. 
He married in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, August i, 1762, Martha Brown. He 
removed to Hancock, Massachusetts, where his descendants are to be found at the pres- 
ent time. In 1775 he was Captain of a company in East Greenwich. It was, possibly, 
at about this time that he removed to Hancock, Massachusetts. 

Children of Nathaniel and Martha (Brown) Gardiner 

1248. Joshua Gardiner, was born in South Kingstown, R. I., March 11, 1764, and died Feb. 13, 1830, at 
White Creek, Washington Co., N. Y. He married, at Hancock, Mass., Lydia, a daughter 
of Palmer and Hannah [Nichols) Gardiner, who was born in Kingstown, R. I., in 1768, and died, at 

White Creek, N. Y., in 1838. 

1249. 



FiP^TH Generation 97 



1249. Robert Gardiner, Captain, was born Feb. 3, 1766, and died April 9, 1846. He married, at Han- 
cock, Mass., March 14, 1786, Mary Arnold, who was born in 1765, and died April 26, 1838. 

1250. Eliz.\beth Gardiner, was born July 6, 1770, and died Aug. 8, 1856. She married, April 30, , 

Griffen Eldred, of Hancock, Mass., a son of Thomas and ( Niks) Eldred. He was born in 

1769, and died July 17, 1833. 

1251. Martha Gardiner, was born , and married, at Hancock, Mass., Sept. 22, 1793, Grifen 

Reynolds, a son of James. 

1252. Waite Gardiner, was born , and married, April 7, 1796, George Dyre. 

1253. Eunice Gardiner, was born Nov. 19, 1773, and died May 3, 1851, at Hancock, Mass. She mar- 
ried Capt. Daniel Smith, who was born in 1769, and died Nov. 28, 1838. 

1254. Mary Gardiner, was born Aug. 12, 1784, and married, March 6, 1800, Oliver CoUrell. 

1255. Hannah Gardiner, was born in 1789 (her tombstone says in 1787), and died Aug. 6, 1803, at 
Hancock, Mass. 

§ 551, SAMUEL GARDINER, 5 (Joshua, 4; Robert, 3; George, 2; George, i), was 

born April 24, 1746, and married, in 1781, Elizabeth . Their children were born 

in West Greenwich. 

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Gardiner 

1256. Wealthian Gardiner, was born March 27, 1782. 

1257. Dorcas Gardiner, was born Feb. 23, 1784. 

1258. Betsey Gardiner, was born May 8, 1785. 

1259. Jabez Gardiner, was born May i, 1787. 

1260. Lucreti.\ G.ardiner, was born June 19, 1790. 

1261. Samuel Gardiner, was born July 30, 1792. 

1262. John Gardiner, was born March 26, 1794. 

1263. George Sweet Gardiner, was born May 26, 1797. 

1264. Hannah Gardiner, was born May 7, 1799. 

§ 553. NATHAN GARDINER, 5 (Caleb, 4; Robert, 3; George, 2; George, i), was 
born November — , 1752, and married Mary Greene, a daughter of David, "^ April 9, 
1785. He died November 12, 1838, in Stephentown, New York. Mary Greene was 
born June 14, 1765, in North Kingstown, and died November 4, 1825, in Stephentown, 
New York. 

Children of Nathan and Mary (Greene) Gardiner 

1265. James R. Gardiner, was born Oct. 30 (29?), 1785, and married, in 1807, Roxsena Hauley. She 
was born Nov. 10, 1787, and died Jan. 22, 1872. 

1266. Elizabeth G. Gardiner, was born Jan. 15, 1788, and died Feb. 20, 1814. (She was insane as 
the result of a fever.) 

1267. Sarah R. Gardiner, was born Nov. 13, 1791, and died April i, 1801. 

1268. Susannah Gardiner, was born June 24, 1793, in Rhode Island, and died May 11, 1882, in Venice, 
N. Y. She married, in Rhode Island, Joseph Hopkins Arnold, who was born Feb. 17, 1789, and 
died Sept. 16, 1834. 

§ 560. WILLIAM GARDINER MUMFORD, 5 (Mary* Gardiner, 4; John, 3; 
George, 2; George i), was born November 26, 1744 (1746?), and married, about 1769, 
Elizabeth . 

* The author expressed a doubt as to whether or not this Mary Gardiner, the mother of William Gardiner Mumford, was, aa 
represented above, a daughter of John, 3 (George, 2; George, 1), rather than of some Henry. 

Children 



98 The Gardiners 



Children of William Gardiner and Elizabeth Mumford 

1269. Paul Mumford, was born Jan. 8, 1770. 

1270. Dorcas Mumford, was born April 8, 1772. 

1271. Amie Mumford, was born May 20, 1774. 

1272. Silas G. Mumford, was born March 4, 1776. 

1273. Oliver Mumford, was born Jan. 12, 1778. 

1274. Augustus Mumford, was born Jan. 29, 1780. 

1275. Elizabeth Mumford, was born Feb. 4, 1782. 

1276. Davis Mumford, was born May 8, 1786, and married Susan Oalhy, a daughter of Joseph and Mary 
(Hazard) Oalley. 

§ 566. ABEL GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; John, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born 
September 2, 1747, and married Dorothy Sweet, a daughter of George and Ruth Sweet. 
She was born November 12, 1742. 

Children of Abel and Dorothy (Sweet) Gardiner 

1277. Sweet Gardiner, was born June i, 1773. 

1278. George Gardiner, was born Aug. 19, 1775, and married, Feb. 20, 1800, Abigail Dean, a daughter 
of Jonathan Dean, of West Greenwich. 

1279. Mary Gardiner, was born Aug. 14, 1777. 

1280. Amie Gardiner, was born Aug. 15 (16?), 1780, and married, Feb. 5, 1801, James Tillinghasl. 

§ 567. WAITE GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; John, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born 
May 2 (4?), 1750, and died in 1814. In her will, at this date, she mentions her brother 
John Gardiner, of Exeter, also Dorcas Gardiner, aunt to her mother. 

Children of and Waite (Gardiner) Gardiner 

1281. Sarah B. Gardiner. 

1282. Dorcas W. Gardiner. 

In 1825 William French, guardian of the above girls, charged for expenses of horse and wagon, to 
bring their goods from Exeter. 

§ 569. JOHN GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; John, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born 
April 7, 1753, and married, December 14, 1775, Mary Gardiner, a daughter of Samuel 
and Ann, of East Greenwich. 

§ 590. CLARKE GARDINER, 5 (William, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was 
born August 3, 1737, and married, November i, 1759, Amey Lillibridge, who died August 
17, 1785. He died in 1787. 

Children of Clarke and Amey (Lillibridge) Gardiner 

1283. William C. Gardiner,-" was born in 1765, and died in 1837. He married Mary Franklin, who 
was born in 1758. 

1284. Champlin Gardiner, was born Aug. 18, 1768, and died June 25, 1846. He married Bathsheba 
Cardiner,'^^* 5 {John, 4; John, 3; William, 2; George, i). 

1285. Amey G.\rdiner, married, Feb. — , 1812, Sunderland Patterson, who was born Jan. 25, 1757, and 
died in February, 1842. 

1286. Freelove Gardiner, married, in 1800, Jeffrey W. Gardiner, a son of John a.nd Bathsheba (Watson). 
She died —. 

§ 591. THOMAS GARDINER, 5 (William, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, i), 
was born March 7, 1738, and married, June 21, 1764, Abigail Parker. 

Children 



Fifth Generation 99 



Children of Thomas and Abigail (Parker) Gardiner 

1287. Jeremiah Gardiner,^"^ was born April i6, 1765. 

1288. Abiel Gardiner, was born June — , 1766 or '67, and married, Feb. 23, 1797, Polly Jewell, who 
was born May 5, 1779, and died May 25, 1818. He died Jan. 22, 1836. 

1288a. Son Gardiner, died Jan. 22, 1836. 

I288i. Sally Gardiner, married Wheeler. 

1288c. Dorcas Gardiner. 
12&M. Ruth Gardiner. 
i288e. Sarah Gardiner, 2d. 
1288/. Polly Gardiner. 

§ 592. STEPHEN GARDINER, 5 (William, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, i), 
was born June 7, 1740, and married Dorcas Watson, a daughter of John. He died before 
1771. 

Children of Stephen and Dorcas (Watson) Gardiner 

1289. A Daughter (and possibly a son, Stephen C. Gardiner, who was born — — — , and married Dor- 
cas, a daughter of Zebulon Gardiner, she having been born in 1785). 

§ 598. WILLIAM GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was 
born August i, 1743, and died February 6, 1781."'^ He married Sarah Watson, a daugh- 
ter of Jeffrey and Bathsheba (Smith) Watson. She was born January 11, 1740 (1743?), 
and died August 17, 1809. 

Children of William and Sarah (Watson) Gardiner 

1290. Wilkinson Gardiner, was born May 15, 1767, and died in 1850. He married, first, Hannah 
Allen, second, Phebe Allen, and third, Rachel Southard, in 1841. 

1291. Mary Gardiner, married William Stanton. 

1292. Hannah Gardiner, died in 1796. 

1293. William Watson Gardiner, was born May 15, 1772, and died Oct. 18, 1855. He married Jane 
St. John. 

1294. Mercy Gardiner, was born April 22, 1777, and married John Knowles. 

1295. Bathsheba Gardiner, was born April 22, 1777, and married — Briggs. 

1296. Elisha Gardiner, was born May 9, 1779, and died Dec. 15, 1809. He married, April 19, 1801, 
Sarah Patterson. 

1297. Sarah Gardiner, was born May 6, 1783, and died in September, 1796. 

1298. Amey Gardiner, was born in 1786, and died June 8, 1841. She married John Sheffield. 

§ 599. JOHN GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born 
June 17, 1745, and married, in April (30?), 1767, Bathsheba Watson, a daughter of 
Jeffrey and Bathsheba (Smith) Watson. She was born February 16, 1746,"^ and 
died August 19, 1813. 

Children of John and Bathsheba (Watson) Gardiner 

1299. John Gardiner, was born in 1767. 

1300. Bathsheba Gardiner, was born Sept. 20, 1769, and died March 31, 1858. 

1301. Mercy Gardiner, was born Jan. i, 1772 (1773?), and died March 31, 1858. She married Wel- 
come Henderson {Herrenden?), who was born April 18, 1769. 

1302. Jeffrey Gardiner, was born Feb. 2, 1775, and died Aug. 25 (24?), 1853. He married, in 1800, 
Freelove Gardiner, a daughter of Clarke and Amey. 

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100 The Gardiners 



1303. Desire Gardiner, was born Feb. 10, 1775, and married Lewi Hoag, who was born Dec. 13, 1779, 
and died in 1874. 

1304. Dorcas Gardiner, was born in August, 1782, and married Sunderland Patterson, wtio was born 
Feb. 19, 1779. 

1305. Abigail Gardiner, was born in i777(?), and married Scott Fuller. 

1306. George Washington Gardiner, was born March 13, 1785, and died in 1849. Remarried, first, 
Phehe Garbutt, who was born in 1784, and died in 1828 (1825?). He married, second, Diana Berry, 
who was born in 1810. 

1307. Jeremiah H. Gardiner, was born May 11, 1790, and died in December, 1835. He married, Nov. 
28, 1811, Harriet Patterson, who was born Dec. 12, 1792, and died Feb. 22, 1878. 

§ 600. ALLEN (orALAN) GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, i), 
was born June 3, 1748, and married Mary Gardiner, a daughter of William. They were 
first cousins. 

Children of Allen and Mary (Gardiner) Gardiner 
[Names unknown] 

§ 601. MARY GARDINER, 5 (John, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born 
in 1743 (August I?), and married Jeffrey Champlin, a son of Stephen and Mary (Hazard) 
Champlin. 

Children of Jeffrey and Mary (Gardiner) Champlin 

1308. Mary Champlin, was born April 7, 1769. 

1309. Stephen (Gardiner?) Ch.\mplin, was born Jan. 31, 1771, and married, Feb. 9, 1796, Dorcas Dawley. 

1310. Thomas Hazard Champlin, married, Oct. 2, 1803, Annie Tripp Perry, of Newport, a daughter of 
Joseph. 

§ 603. SARAH KNOWLES, 5 (Ann Hull, 4; Ann Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), 
was born May 9, 1722, and married, September 19, 1741, Benjamin Hoxsie, a son of 
John (Joseph?). 

Children of Benjamin and Sarah (Knowles) Hoxsie 

1311. Benjamin Hoxsie, was born March 14, 1742. 



1312 
1313 
1314 
1315 



Bathsheba Hoxsie, was born Nov. 13, 1744. 
Sarah Hoxsie, was born Oct. 22, 1748 (1746?). 
Ann Hoxsie, was born Aug. 3, 1746 (1748?). 
Mary Hoxsie, was born July 5, 1750. 



§ 604. WILLIAM KNOWLES, 5 (Ann Hull, 4; Ann Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), 
was born October 13, 1725, and married, April 29, 1753, Abigail Seagar (Segar?). 

Children of Willl\m and Abigail (Segar) Knowles"* 

1316. Henry Knowles. 

1316a. Abigail Knowles, married William Hull. 

§ 605. ROBERT KNOWLES, 5 (Ann Hull, 4; Ann Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i) 
was born February 27, 1728, and married Hannah Pope, of Boston, Massachusetts. 

Children of Robert and Hannah (Pope) Knowles 

1317. Hannah Knowles, unmarried. 

1 31 8. Elizabeth Knowles, unmarried. 

1 319. Sarah Knowles. 

§ 606. 



Fifth Generation ioi 



§ 606. JOSEPH KNOWLES, 5 (Ann Hull, 4; Ann Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), 
was born March 16, 1730, and died March 9, 1789. He married, November 11, 1753, 
Bathsheba Seagar, a daughter of John and Alice (Hull) Seagar.^^^ 

Children of Joseph and Bathsheba (Seagar) Knowles 

1320. Alice Knowxes, was born Oct. 24, 1754, and died May 26, 1798. She married, Dec. 21, 1780, 
John Congdon, a son of William and Freelove {Taylor), a daughter of John and Mary (Easlon) Taylor. 

1321. Sarah Knowxes, was born , and married, Nov. 11, 1780, Charles Congdon, a son of William 

and Freelove (Taylor) Congdon. She died March 3, 1796. 

1322. Robert Knowles, was born Aug. 29, 1758, and married, Nov. 21, 1782, Lucy Ann Rodman, a daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Hannah ( Niles) Rodman. 

1323. Joseph Knowles, was born June 23, 1760, and died in May, 1810. He married, about i~8i,Mary 
Carpenter, a daughter of Daniel and Renewed (Smith) Carpenter. 

§ 607. ANN KNOWLES, 5 (Ann Hull, 4; Ann Gardiner, 3; William, 2; George, i), 
was born October 20, 1737, and married, December 11, 1755, Jonathan Reynolds. 

Children of Jonathan and Ann (Knowles) Reynolds 

1324. Hann.\h Reynolds, was born July 20, 1756, and married, June 6, 1773, Sylvester Gardiner, a son of 
Nicholas. 

1325. Ann (or Nancy) Reynolds, was born May 6, 1758, and married, May 30, 1779, George Reynolds, 
a son of Job. 

1326. Jonathan Reynolds, was born Oct. 7, 1760. 

§ 609, JEREMIAH BROWN, 5 (Hannah Sherman, 4; Dorcas Gardiner, 3; William, 2; 
George, i), was born January 7, 1747, and died June 28, 1829. He married, September 
29, 1776, Eleanor Lillibridge, who was born in 1756, and died February 16, 1831. 

Children of Jeremiah and Eleanor (Lillibridge) Brown 

1327. Benjamin Brown, was born June 6, 1777, and married Prudence — — ■ — ■. 

1328. Amie Brown, was born Feb. 14, 1779. 

1329. Hannah Brown, was born Nov. 19, 1780. 

1330. Jeremiah Brown, was born Nov. 16, 1782, and married, possibly, Mary Gardiner, a daughter of 
Benjamin. 

I33I- John Brown, was born Nov. 19, 1784. 

1332. Eleanor Brown,''" died single, aged 56 years. 



§ 613. MARY TAYLOR, 5 (Experience Sherman, 4; Dorcas Gardiner, 3; William, 2; 
George, i), was born November 21, 1749, and married Stephen Congdon. She died 
January 15, . 

Children of Stephen and Mary (Taylor) Congdon 
1333- William Taylor Congdon, was born July 19, . 

1334. Anna Congdon, was born in April, . 

1335. Dorcas Congdon, was born July 9, . 

1336. Experience Congdon, was born in June, . 

1337. Sarah Congdon, was born Oct. 7, . 

§ 614. WILLIAM TAYLOR, 5 (Experience Sherman, 4; Dorcas Gardiner, 3; William, 
2; George, i), was born in 1752, and married Elizabeth Card, November 21, 1776. She 
was born April 25, 1756, and died September 2, 1824, being a daughter of Jonathan and 

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102 The Gardiners 



Renewed Ctird. He was appointed by the State Assembly, in 1775, Ensign of the Sec- 
ond Company of North Kingstown, and, the same year, Captain of same company. 
He was reappointed in 1776 and employed as special guard on the shores of Narragan- 
sett (Col. Rec. at date). He died in March, 1815. 

Children of William and Elizabeth (Card) Taylor 

1338. Mary Taylor, was born Dec. 18, 1777, and married Gardiner. She had a son, William G. 

Gardiner. 
1339- Joseph Taylor, was born Dec. 17, 1779. 

1340. Ann Taylor, was born Feb. 22, 1782, and married John Nichols. 

1341. Dorcas Taylor, was born Aug. 17, 1784, and married, first, Pe/rce, second, — Watson 

1342. Elizabeth Johnson(?) Taylor, was born Jan. 18, 1789, and married Joseph Tisdale. 

1343. William Taylor, was born Oct. 14, 1792, and married Mary Sanford. 

1344. Jonathan Ta\xor, was born Aug. 5, 1795, (or Aug. 23.) 

1345. Ruth Taylor, was born Oct. 22, 1797, and married George Wail. 

§ 616. ROWLAND BROWN, 5 (Sarah Sherman, 4; Dorcas Gardiner, 3; William, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1754, and died June 24, 1801. He married, February 2, 1782, 
Mary Wicks, '^^ a daughter of Thomas and Ruth Brown (a daughter of William and 
Elizabeth Robinson Brown). She was born December 11, 1752, and died November 22, 
1818. 

Children of Rowland and Mary (Wicks) Brown 

1346. Robert Brown. 

1347. Mary Brown, married George Brown, a son of Governor George and Hannah (Robinson) Brown 
They were first cousins. 

1348. Rowland Brown, died unmarried. 

1349. Thomas Brown. 

1350. William Brown. 

1351. Ruth Brown, died unmarried. 

1352. John Brown, died unmarried. 

§ 636. WILLIAM GARDINER, 5 (Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born September 19 (9?), 1734, and married, March 2, 1760, Martha Reynolds, a 
daughter of Captain John Reynolds. 

§ 638. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 5 (Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born March 2, 1738, and died June 6, 1815. He married, in 1757, Honor Brown, a 
daughter of Beriah Brown, who was, for forty years, sheriff of North Kingstown. She 
was born May 10, 1740, and died August 19, 1760, leaving no issue. He married, second, 
October 19, 1762, in Exeter, Deborah Vincent,^^' who was born in 1740, and died May 23, 
1813. He married, third, Ruth Tillinghast. There were, possibly, no children by 
third wife. 

Children of Nicholas and Deborah (Vincent) Gardiner (recorded in Exeter) 

1353. Honor Gardiner, was born Jan. 3, 1763, and died in 1817, unmarried. 

1354. Vincent Gardiner, was born Dec. 9, 1764, and married Mary, a daughter of Judge Ezekiel Gar- 
diner. She was born March 3 (30?), 1766, and died Nov. 23, 1831. He died July 17, 1851. 

1355. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born April 10, 1767, and died June 10, 1776. 

1356. 



Fifth Generation 103 



1356. Nicholas Gardiner, was born Aug. ii, 1769, and died, in 1821, in Floyd, N. Y., having had a 
large family. 

1357. Beriah Gardiner, was born Nov. 16, 1771, and died Feb. 12, 1853. He married Phebe , 

who died April 3 (6?), 1808, in her 36th year. He married, second, Elizabeth Hammond, who died 
Sept. I, 1863, aged 76 years. 

1358. WiLLET Gardiner, was born Feb. 13, 1774, and died, in 1856, in Moravia, N. Y. He married 
Abigail, a daughter of Daniel Gardiner, Dec. 15, 1797. 

1359. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Oct. 6, 1776, and married, Nov. 3, 1796, Clarke Sisson, a son of 
Rodman, of Richmond. 

1360. Benjamin Champlin Gardiner, was born April 27, 1779, and died in Wickford, R. I., in 1858. 

§ 639. MARTHA GARDINER, 5 (Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born August 31, 1739, and died September 16, 1819. She married, March 3, 1760, 
Stephen Arnold, who died February 24, 1810, aged seventy-one years. The above is 
from tombstone records in Stephentown, New York. The death of one child is also 
recorded on his (father's?) tombstone. Stephen Arnold was a son of Joseph and Hannah 
(Gifford) Arnold and was born April 10 (20?), 1739. 
Children of Stephen and Martha (Gardiner) Arnold 

1 361. Beriah Aronld, died Sept. 29, 1802, aged 39 years. 

1362. Mary Arnold, was born in 1761 (?), and married Bewa/oA Douglas. She died before 181 8, as Bena- 
jah married, second, Sarah (Rogers) Harris, widow of LeleusQ) Harris. 

A child of Benajah and Mary {Arnold) Douglas was (Dr.) Stephen A. Douglas, who was born at 
Stephentown, N. Y. He married Sarah Fish (or Fisk), and died July i, 1813. He had a son, "the 
Little Giant of Illinois," Stephen A. Douglas, who was born in Brandon, Vt., April 23, 1813, and 
married, April 7, 1847, Martha Denny Martin. He died in Chicago, June 3, 1861. 
Hon. Stephen Arnold Douglas married, second, Nov. 20, 1856, Adele, a daughter of James Mad- 
ison Cutts, of Washington, D. C. 

§ 640. ANN GARDINER, 5 (Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was 
born May 28, 1741, and married, February 28, 1762, Samuel Morey, a son of Benjamin 
and Dorcas. 

Children of Samuel and Ann (Gardiner) Morey 
1362a. Martha Morey, was born July 5, 1762. 

1363. Dorcas Morey, was born Jan. 13, 1765, and married, June 8, 1788, Rayzel(i) Bond. 

1364. Hazard Morey, a twin, was born April 18, 1766, and married, Feb. 11, 1788, Huldah Champlin. 

1365. Sarah Morey, a twin, was born April 18, 1766. 

1366. Elizabeth Morey, was born Feb. 14, 1768, and married, in Hopkinton, Oct. 19, lygs, John Col- 
lins.^^^^ 

1367. Gardiner Morey,'*' was born Feb. 4, 1770. 

§ 641. ELIZABETH GARDINER, 5 (Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born September 22, 1743, and married, February 8, 1763, Benjamin Champlin. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Champlin 
1367a. Nicholas Champlin, was born Jan. 18, 1764. 

13676. Daniel Champlin, was born Oct. 3, 1769, and married, Dec. 22, 1788, Penelope Allen, a daughter 
of Matthew, of North Kingstown. 

§ 642. HULING GARDINER, 5 (Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born August 18, 1745, and married, February i, 1767, Elizabeth Northup,^'^ a daugh- 
ter 



104 The Gardiners 



ter of Colonel Immanuel Northup, of North Kingstown. He died September 26, 1825. 
She died November 23, 1843, in her seventieth year (tombstone record). 

Children of Huling and Elizabeth (Northup) Gardiner 

1367c. Sarah Gardiner, was born Oct. 7, 1768, and married, , Cyrus Northup. 

13671^. Gould Gardiner, was born Oct. 17, 1772, and married Sarah Tanner, a daughter of Samuel and 

Sarah ( ). She died Jan. 12, 1826, in her 50th year. 

1367^. Wanton Gardiner, was born Dec. 5, 177.5, and married, Nov. 8, 1791 (1797?), Waite Carr. He 

died in I799(?). 
1367/. Mary Gardiner, was born March 22, 1778, and married Benjamin Greene. 
13672. Martha Gardiner, was born in 1780, and married John Sweet. 
1367A. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born in 1782, and died July 17, 1841. She married Isaac Reynolds. 

§ 647. JOHN GARDINER, 5 (Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was 
born October 21, 1735, and died in 1796. He married, June 3, 1756, Elizabeth Champlin, 
a daughter of Jeffrey, of Exeter. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Champlin) Gardiner 

13671. Ezekiel Gardiner,^"^ was born in 1757 (1774?), and married Susan Champlin. He died March 

14, 1845. 
1367J. Dorcas G.^rdiner, was born in I758(?), and married Henry Reynolds. 
1367/fe. Hannah Gardiner, unmarried. 
1367/. Almy Gardiner, married James Tillinghast. 

1368. Mary Gardiner, unmarried. 

1369. Elizabeth Gardiner, unmarried. 

1370. Jeffrey Gardiner, died in i8i4(?). 

§ 648. HANNAH GARDINER, 5 (Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born February 4, 1736, and married, March 24, 1757, Jeffrey Watson, Jr., of South 
Kingstown, a son of Jeffrey and Bathsheba (Smith) Watson. He was born October 16, 
1734, and died June 8, 1809. 

Children of Jeffrey and Hannah (Gardiner) Watson 

1371. Ezekiel Watson, was born Jan. 6, 1758, and married Hannah Champlin, a daughter of Stephen. 

1372. Jeffrey Watson, was born April i, 1760, and married . 

1373. Daniel Watson, was born April 11, 1762, and died unmarried. 

§ 649. EZEKIEL GARDINER, 5 (Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born August 25, 1738, and died August 9, 1814. He married, May — , 1764, Susannah 
Congdon, a daughter of William and Ann (Gifford) Congdon. She was born August 24, 
I744(?), and died April 15, 1830. He was a recruiting officer for the Federal Army, in 
1776 (1775?), and Assistant Judge of the Superior Court, 1790, 1794, 1799 and 1800. 

Children of Ezekiel and Susannah (Congdon) Gardiner 

1374. David Gardiner, was born Aug. 6, 1764, and married Lydia Sanford. He died May 12, 1840. 
She died June 13, 1858. 

1375. Mary Gardiner, was born March 3, 1766, and married Vincent Gardiner. 

1376. Ezekiel Gardiner, was born Jan. 19, 1768, and married Ruth Tillinghast. 

1377. Hannah Gardiner, was born March 6, 1770, and married Jonathan N. Arnold. 

1378. Dorcas Gardiner, was born Feb. 3, 1772, and married Nicholas C. Northup. 

1379- 



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1379- Susannah Gardiner, was born April 28, 1774, and married Giles Peirce, having no issue. She 
died June 21, 1849, aged 75 years. 

1380. Ann Gardiner, was born March 15, 1776, and died unmarried. 

1381. Elisha Gardiner, was born Jan. 28, 1778, and married Sarah Hazard. 

1382. William Gardiner, was born Oct. 10 (15?), 1780, and died unmarried. 

1383. Palmer Gardiner, was born April 29, 1783, and married Elizabeth Browning. 

1384. Oliver Gardiner, was born May 20, 1785, and married Mary Browning. 

1385- Jesse Gardiner, a twin, was born March 7, 1789, and marrXed Elizabeth (Bliss) Northup. 

1386. Amey (Almy?) Gardiner, a twin, was born March 7, 1789, and married ii/;j/io Peirce. 

1387. Jeffrey Gardiner, was born Oct. 21, 1792 (1791?), and married Mary Himes. 

§ 651. ELISHA GARDINER, 5 (Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was 
born June 4, 1742, and died June 9, 1777. He married Desire Brown, a daughter of 
Beriah Brown. 

Children of Elisha and Desire (Brown) Gardiner 

1388. Ai,exander Gardiner, was born in 1764, and died . He married, Nov. 25, 1802, Patience 

Watson, a daughter of Stephen and Abigail [Arnold) Watson. 

1389. James Gardiner, was born in I766(?). 

1390. Dorcas Gardiner, was born in i768(?) and died — ■ . She married ■ — Sherman. 

1391. Honor Gardiner, was born in i79o(?), and died . She married Gideon Gardiner{}). 

1392. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born in i772(?). 

§ 654. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 5 (Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born May 20, 1749, and died July 16, 1812. He married, June 8, 1769, Martha 
Champlin, who died August 6, 1778. He married, second, February 4, 1779, Anne 
Clarke, a daughter of Simeon (marriage recorded in Stonington). She died in 1827. 

§ 655. PELEG GARDINER, 5 (Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was 
born November 24, 1750, and died in 1818. He married Isabel Watson, a daughter of 
John Watson, Jr. She died March 19, 1785. He married, second, October 26, 1791, 
Hannah Clarke, a daughter of Latham and Martha (Robinson) Clarke. 

Children of Peleg and Isabel (Watson) Gardiner 

1399. Ezekiel Watson Gardiner, married Mary Niks, who was born Jan. 13, 1779, and died in 1868. 

1400. Isabel Gardiner, unmarried. 

1401. Dorcas Gardiner, unmarried. 

By Second Wife, Hannah (Clarke) Gardiner 

1402. Martha Clarke Gardiner, died Dec. 19, 1837, aged 42 years. She married Rowland F. Gardiner, 
a son of William C. 

1403. Hannah Gardiner, was born June 3, 1798, and died June 3, 1869. She married Robert Mowry. 

1404. Mary Ann Gardiner, was born Nov. 15, 1800, and married Timothy Collins. She died in i860. 

§ 656. ZEBULON GARDINER, 5 (Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born April 20, 1753, and died December 17, 1829. He married Katharine Wilcox, 
who was born in 1764, and died in 1844. 

Children of Zebulon and Katharine (Wilcox) Gardiner 

1405. Robert Gardiner, was born in Exeter, and died in West Greenwich, in 1845. He married Mercy 
Tillinghast, a daughter of John, and a granddaughter of Pardon Tillinghast. 

14050. 



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14050. Benjamin Gardiner, married Susan Norlhup. 

1406. David Gardiner, died in 1840. He married Lydia — — - — . 

1406a. Dorcas Gardiner, was born in 1785, and died in 1866. She married Stephen C. Gardiner. 

Note. This last is from J. W. G.'s (John Warren Gardiner's?) papers. 

§ 658. JEFFREY GARDINER.^^^b ^ (Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born in 1755, and died about 1798. He married Mary Hammond, having but one 
child, mentioned in his father's will, as "gr'd dau., dau. of son Jeffrey." 

Child of Jeffrey and Mary (Hammond) Gardiner 

1407. (Daughter) Gardiner. 

§ 659. PALMER GARDINER, 5 (Sylvester, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, l), 
was born September 19, 1737, and died at Hancock, Massachusetts, in 1798. He mar- 
ried Hannah Nicholas (Nichols?), of Kent County, Rhode Island, who was born Febru- 
ary 3, 1743, and died at Hancock, Massachusetts, in 1804. 

Children of Palmer and Hannah (Nichols) Gardiner 

1408. Dorcas Gardiner, was born in 1762, and died in 1811. She married Nathan Townsend, a son of 
Martin. They settled in Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y. 

1409. Abigail Gardiner, was born Feb. (Nov.?) 2, 1764, at West Greenwich, R. I., and died in 1825. 
She married Samuel Dyre. 

1410. Lydia Gardiner, was born in 1768, and died Nov. 11, 1838, at North Whitecreek, N. Y. She 
married Joshua Gardiner, a son of Nathaniel and Martha (Brown) Gardiner. 

1411. Sylvester Gardiner, was born Aug. 11, 1770, at Hancock, Mass., and died July 30, 1830. He 
married, April 26, 1 798, Sarah Coggeshall, who was born Feb. 26, 1775, at Hancock, Mass., and died 
July 12, 1853. 

1412. Nicholas Gardiner, was born in 1770, and died in 1853, in Canada. He married, at Hancock, 
Mass., Elizabeth Nichols. They removed to Canada before 1812. 

1413. Mary Gardiner, was born in 1773, and died in 1853, in Utica, N. Y. She married John Wilson, 
in Hancock, Mass. 

1414. Palmer Gardiner, was born March 4, 1775, and died in 1817. He married Rhoda Green, in Han- 
cock, Mass. This Palmer Gardiner weighed 400 lbs. 

1415. Ann Gardiner, was born in 1777, and died in 1869, in Hancock. She married Willard Smith, a 
son of Lieut. Smith. They went to Canada to live, riding thither on horseback, 200 miles; but 
returned to Hancock, in 1812. 

1416. Hannah Gardiner, was born in 1780, and married Robert Ilersey. They settled first at Cambridge, 
Washington Co., N. Y., removing afterwards to Eagle Village, Washington (Wyoming Co.?), N. Y. 

1417. Daniel Gardiner, was born in 1783, and died in 1853. He married Diana Van Buren. They 
lived in Berlin, N. Y., twelve miles from Hancock. He was a merchant in both places. 

§ 660. DANIEL GARDINER, 5 (Sylvester, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born in 1745, and died November 28, 1807. He married, March 21, 1771, Abigail 
Hall, of West Greenwich, Rhode Island. He married, second, Elsey, or Alice, Hall, in 
179-. He married, third, Christiana Hall. Abigail Hall, his first wife, was born June 
13, 1746, and died February 25, 1775. Alice (or Elsey), his second wife, was born June 
13, 1746, and died February 25, 1791. Christiana, his third wife, was born April 30, 
1772, and died December 27, 1843. His first two wives were twin daughters of Chris- 
topher and Rosanna (Mattison) Hall, of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. 

Children 



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Children of Daniel Gardiner by First Wife 

141 8. Christopher Gardiner, was born March 7, 1773, and died Nov. 2, 1777. 

1419. John Gardiner, was born Jan. 7, 1775, and died April 7, 1776. 

By Second Wife 

1420. Abigail Gardiner, was born Nov. 16, 1777, and died Dec. — , 1852. She married Willett Gar- 
diner, a son of Nicholas and Honor {Brown) Gardiner. 

1421. Lydia Gardiner, was born Feb. i, 1779, and died Sept. 7, 1841. She married John Gardiner, a 
son of Capt. Caleb and Alcey {Aylsworth) Gardiner. 

By Third Wife 

1422. Alice Gardiner, was born Dec. 29, 1796, and died Jan. 24, 1883. She married, in 1814, Rodney 
Dawley, who was born Sept. 9, 1787, and died Dec. 18, 1880. 

1423. Sarah Gardiner, was born Nov. 25, 1799, and died June 23, 1871. Slie married Deacon Gardiner 
Smith, who was born May 6, 1797, and died June 18, 1849. 

§ 683. AMIE GARDINER, 5 (George, 4; George, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was 
born in 1753, and married, December 9,-^* 1771 (1770?), Samuel Tefft, Jr.(?), a son of 
Joseph. 

Children of Samuel and Amie (Gardiner) Tefft 

1424. George Tefft, was born May 7, 1772, and died Dec. 10, 1773. 



1425 
1426, 
1427 
1428 
1429 
1430, 
1431 
1432 



Susannah Tefft, was born June 30, 1775, and married, Nov. 4, 1792, Laivton Foster. 

Amie Tefft, was born Dec. 20, 1777. 

George Tefft, was born Oct. 18, 1780. 

JosiAH Tefft, was born Sept. 12, 1782. 

Esther Tefft, was born Feb. 6, 1785. 

Elizabeth Tefft, was born Nov. 16, 1788. 

William Tefft, was born Oct. 3, 1791. 

Gardiner Tefft, was born Jan. 26, 1794. 



§ 700. SUSANNAH SHEFFIELD, 5 (Sarah Gardiner, 4; George, 3; Nicholas, 2, 
George, i), was born December 7, 1765, and married, October 18, 1781,^^^ Lodowick 
Mott. 

Children of Lodowick and Susannah (Sheffield) Mott 

1434. Lydia Mott, was born April 8, 1783, and married, April 21, i8io, Daniel Mott, a son of Daniel. 

1435. Nathaniel Mott, was born May 27, 1785, and married, Dec. 13, 1807, Abigail Rose, of Exeter, R. I. 

1436. Josiah Mott, was born April 30, 1787, and married, April 4 (14?), 1808, Anna Dodge. 

1437. Simeon (Simon?) Mott, was born April 4, 1789. 
1437a. Mercy Mott, was born April 24, 1791. 

1438. Lodowick Mott, was bom Aug. 17, 1794, and married, Feb. 15, 1816, Waite Mott, a daughter of 
Daniel. 

1439. Susannah Mott, was born Feb. 27, 1797, and married, April 18, 1816, John Willis. 

1440. Sarah Mott, was born Nov. 7, 1800. 

1441. John Adams Mott, was born June 13, 1804, and married, March 30, 1826, Rozina Millikin, a 
daughter of Archibald. 

1442. Phebe Chitty Mott, was born July 10, 1808. 
14420. Tamer Mary Mott, was born April 10, 181 1. 

§ 701. EDWARD (EDMUND?) SHEFFIELD, 5 (Sarah Gardiner, 4; George, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born December 7, 1765, and married, January 28, 1790,^^^ 
Mary Littlefield. 

Children 



io8 The Gardiners 



Children of Edmund and Mary (Littlefield) Sheffield 

1443. JosiAH (Isaiah?) Sheffield, was born Oct. 10, 1791. 

1444. George Gardiner Sheffield, was born Feb. 24, 1792, and married, Jan. 4, 1816, Eliza Paine, a 
daughter of William S. 

1445. Nathaniel L. Sheffield, was born Feb. i, 1794, and married, Dec. 26, 1816, Mary Ann Gortoti, 
a daughter of John and Alice {Hull, a daughter of Edward). 

1446. Phebe Sheffield, was born March 10, 1800, and married, Sept. 4, 1839, JohnG. (S.?) Hazard. 

1447. Mary L. Sheffield, was born Oct. 5, 1802. 

1448. Peggy Ann Sheffield, was born June 9, 1808. 

§ 706. STEPHEN C. GARDINER, 5 (Nicholas, 4; George, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born December 3, 1755, and married . 

Child of Stephen Champlin Gardiner 

1448a. Stephen C. Gardiner, was born about 1780, and married Dorcas, a daughter of Zebulon Gardiner. 
She was born in 1785, and died in 1866, according to her tombstone record. 

Note. The following are the children of Stephen C. and Dorcas (Gardiner) Gardiner 

Ezekiel Gardiner, was born in 1815, and married Martha R., a daughter ot George . 

Robert H. Gardiner, was born in 18 — , and married Elizabeth . 

John W. Gardiner, died single. 

Zebulon Gardiner. 

Catharine Gardiner, married Eber Sherman. 

Mary Gardiner, was born in 18 — , and married JohnGardiner, a.sono{ PlainLodeO). She died in 

1837- 

Stephen Gardiner, died unmarried. 

Dorcas Gardiner, was born in 18 — , and married, , blind Hazard Champlin. 

George Gardiner, was born in 18 — . Unmarried. 
Elizabeth Gardiner, was born in 18 — . Unmarried. 
Hannah Gardiner, was born in 18 — . Unmarried. 
Henry Gardiner, was born in 18 — . Unmarried. 
Susan Gardiner, married George Nichols, of Hope Valley. 

§ 719. JOHN WATSON, 5 (John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was 
born May 23, 1737, and married, October 11, 1764, Desire, a daughter of Thomas and 
Mercy (Williams) Wheeler. She was a descendant of John Howland through his daugh- 
ter Mercy, who married Captain John Gorham. They were married in Stonington, the 
home of his wife. 

Children of John and Desire (Wheeler) Watson 

1449. John Watson, was born June 24, 1768, and married, Dec. 18, 1794, Mary Watson, a daughter of 
Elisha and Miriam (Babcock) Watson. She was born April — , 1774, and died March 18, 1829. He 
died March 12, 1829. 

1450. Thomas Watson, was born . 

1451. Wheeler Watson, married, Nov. 5, 1799, Sarah Peckham, a daughter oi George H. and Sarah 
(Taylor) Peckham. He was a merchant and removed to Rensselaerville, N. Y. 

1452. RuFUS Watson, was born in 1774, and died Nov. 24, 1850. He married Mary Stanton, a daughter 
of Benjamin and Renewed (Carpenter) Stanton. 

I453- George Watson,^'' was born Dec. 16, 1783. 

1454. Desire Watson, married, Aug. 25, 1785, Peleg Peckham, a son of Benjamin and Mary (Hazard) 
Peckham. 

1455. Mercy Watson, married Jonah Watson, a son of Stephen and Abigail (Arnold) Watson. 

1456. 



Fifth Generation 109 



1456. Bridget Watson, married, as a second wife, Jonah Walson. 

1457. Mary Watson, married George Peckham. 

1458. Hannah Watson. 

§ 721. BRIDGET WATSON, 5 (John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born December 24, 1741, and died June 11, 1768. She married Abijah Babcock, a 
son of David and Dorcas (Brown) Babcock. 

Children of Abijah and Bridget (Watson) Babcock 

1459. Bridget Babcock, married, Marcli 16, 1788 (1786?), Stephen Browning. 

1460. Hannah Babcock. 

§ 722. JOB WATSON, 5 (John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born 
August 7, 1744, and married, February 12, 1766, Sarah Hazard, a daughter of Robert 
and Sarah (Borden) Hazard. 

Children of Job and Sarah (Hazard) Watson 

1461. Isabel Watson, was born Sept. 22, 1766, and married John Weeden."' 

1462. Job Watson, was born Oct. 25, 1767, and married, Jan. 18, 1787, Phebe Weeden. 

1463. Robert W.^tson, was born Feb. 28, 1769, and, on Dec. 30, 1790, married Catharine Weeden. 

1464. Walter Watson, was born June 10, 1770, and married Mary Carr. 

1465. Borden Watson, was born Nov. i (Feb. 9?), 1772, and married Isabella Babcock. 

1466. John W.^tson,'*' was born Nov. i, 1774, and married, Jan. 24, 1799, Sarah Brown, a daughter of 
Dept.-Governor George and Hannah {Robinson) Brown. He married, second, Aug. 4, 1805, Isabel 
Walson, a daughter of Walter and Abigail (Hazard) Watson. 

§ 724. ELISHA WATSON, 5 (John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was 
born August 5, 1748, and married Miriam Babcock, a daughter of David and Dorcas 
(Brown) Babcock. He married, second, Susannah Perry, a daughter of Judge Freeman 
Perry. 

Children of Elisha Watson^" by First Wife 

1467. Mary Watson, was born April 6, 1775, and married John Watson, Jr., a son of John and Desire 
Watson. 

1468. Elisha Watson, was born Oct. i, 1776, and married Atm Cole. 

1469. Joseph (Dennison?) Watson, was born Aug. 30, 1778, and died Nov. 17, 1855. 

1470. Asa Watson, was born May 24, 1780. 

1471. George Watson, was born March 24, 1782. 

1472. William Watson, was born Dec. 26, 1783, and married Mary Cole. 

By Second Wife 

1473. Freeman P. Watson,^'" was born May 6 (16?), 1787, and married Phebe, a daughter of Job and 
Phebe (Weeden) Watson. 

1474. Susannah W.\tson, was born March 13, 1789, and married George Watson, a son oi John Walson, Jr. 

1475. Elizabeth Watson, was born June 13 (24?), 1790, and mSiTvi&A Benja^nin Brown. 

1476. Miriam Watson, was born Oct. 30, 1793, and married Stephen Browning. 

§ 725. ISABEL WATSON, 5 (John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was 
born May 7, 1753, and married Peleg Gardiner (see No. 655), a son of Ezekiel and Dor- 
cas (Watson) Gardiner. She died March 19, 1785. 

Children 



no The Gardiners 



Children of Peleg and Isabel (Watson) Gardiner 

1477. EzEKiEL Gardiner, was born , and married Mary Niks, a daughter of Silas and Esther 

{Hazard) Niles. 

1478. Isabella Gardiner, died unmarried. 

1479. Dorcas Gardiner, died unmarried. 

§ 726. WALTER WATSON, 5 (John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born May 7, 1753, and married Abigail Hazard, a daughter of Thomas Hazard 
("Virginia Tom"). She was born December 25, 1751, and died February 2, 1837. He 
died May i, 1808. 

Children of Walter and Abigail (Hazard) Watson 

1480. Walter Watson, died young. 

1481. Isabel Watson, was born in 1785, and died Jan. 9, 1858. She married, as a second wife, John J. 
Watson, a son of Job. (For children see No. 1666.) 

1482. Abby Watson, was born June (Jan.?) 22, 1792, and married Wt'/yfeins Updike. She died March 31, 
1843. 

§ 727. HANNAH WATSON, 5 (Jeffrey, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born June 2, 1733, and died June 2, 1814 (1819?). She married, August (Septem- 
ber 13?), 1750, Joshua Allen, a son of Caleb and Mary (Mercy?) (Northup) Allen. 

Children"' of Joshua and Hannah (Watson) Allen 

1483. Thomas Allen, was born Sept. 14, 1751. He died March 27, 1773, "at Port au Prince in the Island 
of Hispaniola and was buried there."* 

1484. Elizabeth Allen, was born Dec. 4, 1752. 

1485. Jeffrey Allen, was born May 13, 1754, and married, March 3, 1776, Elizabeth Richardson. He 
married, second, Sarah Tanner. 

i486. Phebe Allen, was born March 9, 1756, and married, April — , 1776, Oliver Carr, of Jamestown. 

1487. Marcy Allen, was born Dec. 18, 1757, and married, March 21, 1777, -— — -Browning."' 

1488. Caleb Allen, was born Nov. 5, 1759, and married Ruth, a daughter ol Benjamin Underwood. 

1489. Hannah Allen,'" was born July 7, 1767, and married, Dec. 20, 1790, William Gardiner, Jr.(?) 

1490. Sarah Allen, was born Feb. 17, 1765, and married David Greene.-''* 

1491. Dorcas Allen, was born Jan. 27, 1761, and married, Feb. 23, 1795, Reuben Congdon."^ 

1492. Martha Allen, was born June 5, 1763, and married Freeborn Johnson. 

1493. Ruth Allen, was born July 3, 1769, and married Reynolds Knowles, of South Kingstown, a son of 
Daniel. He removed to New York State in 1777. 

§ 728. JEFFREY WATSON, 5 (Jeffrey, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born October 16, 1734, and married, March 24, 1757, Hannah'^' Gardiner. He died 
June 8, about 1800. She died in 1813. 

Children of Jeffrey and Hannah (Gardiner) Watson 

1494. EzEKiEL W.\TS0N, was bom Jan. 6, 1758, and died in 1810. He married Hannah Champlin. 
1494a. Jeffrey Watson, was born April 9, 1760. 

1495. David Watson, was born April 11, 1762, and died unmarried. 

* Jeffrey Watson's Diary. 

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Fifth Generation hi 



§ 736. JOHN WATSON, 5 (Jeffrey, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), was 
born December 27, 1750, and married, November 25, 1773, Rachel Richardson, who 
died October 13, 1822. 

Children of John and Rachel (Richardson) Watson 

1496. Dorcas Watson, was born Jan. 8, 1775, and died April 19, 1855. She married Oliver Watson, a 
son of Benjamin and Sarah {Westgale) Watson. 

1497. Mary Watson, was born Sept. 29, 1776, and died Oct. 13, 1822. She married Jesse Watson, a son 
of Benjamin and Sarah (Westgate) Watson. 

1498. Hannah Watson, was born Dec. 21, 1778, and died July 9, 1862. 

1499. Bathsheba Watson, was born Feb. 11, 1782, and married Briggs. She died Aug. 14, 1819. 

§ 737. ELIZABETH WATSON, 5 (Jeffrey, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born May 27, 1755 (1757?), and died in Rensselaerville, New York, in 1796 (1797?). 
She married John L. Gardiner. 

Children of John L. and Elizabeth (Watson) Gardiner 

1500. Clarke Gardiner. 

1501. Jeffrey Gardiner. 

1502. John Watson Gardiner. 

§ 740. ELEANOR LILLIBRIDGE, 5 (Amey Watson, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1756, and married, September 29, 1776, Jeremiah Brown, Jr., who 
was born January 7, 1747, and died June 28, 1829. She died November 16, 1831. 

Children of Jeremiah and Eleanor (LilHbridge) Brown 

1503. Benjamin Brown, was born June 6, 1777, and died April 10, 18,55, in Prudence (Providence?). 

1504. Amey Brown, was born Feb. 14, 1779, and died April 18, 1834. 

1505. Hann.\h Brown, was born Nov. 19, 1780. 

1506. Jeremiah Brown, was born Nov. 16, 1782. 

1507. John Brown, was born Nov. 19, 1784. 

§ 753. ROBERT WATSON, 5 (Samuel, 4; Samuel, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born (March 28, 1739?), and married, August 13 (3?), 1758, Rebecca Rich- 
mond, a daughter of Stephen. She was born March 17, 1739. 

Children of Robert and Rebecca (Richmond) Watson 

1508. Stephen Watson, was born Dec. 7, 1760, and married, March 2, 1780, Mercy Kenyan, a daughter 
of John. 

1509. Samuel Watson, was born May 10, 1778. 

1510. John Watson, was born June 22, 1782. 

Note. There were, possibly, other children. 

§ 763. OLIVER WATSON, 5 (Benjamin, 4; Samuel, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2 ; George, i), 
was born February 25, 1760, and died July 31, 1839. He married Dorcas Watson, a 
daughter of John and Rachel (Richmond). She was born January 8, 1775, and died 
April 19, 1855. 

Children of Oliver and Dorcas (Watson) Watson 

1511. Sarah Watson, was born in 1800, and married Reynolds"^ Greene. 

1512. Rachel R. Watson, was born in 1806, and died Dec. 18, 1878. 

1513- 



112 The Gardiners 



1513. Hannah Watson, was born in 1807, and died unmarried. 

1514. Oliver Watson, was born in 1809, and died Dec. 9, 1875. He married Pliebe Nichols. 

1515. Elizabeth Watson, was born in 1812, and married William T. Nichols. 

1516. Isabel W.\tson, was born in 1815, and died July 21, 1877, unmarried. 
1517- Joseph Watson. 

1518. Samuel Watson, died unmarried. 

1519. Benjamin Watson, died unmarried. 

1520. William Watson, married Elizabeth Nichols. 

1521. Mary Watson, married William T. Nichols. 

1522. Dorcas Watson, was born in 1804, and died Jan. 26, 1845. She married Carey D. Slocum. 

1523. Harriet Watson, married Joseph Sherman. 

1524. John R. Watson, died unmarried. 

1525. Abby Watson, married, first, Joseph Hoxsey, and, second, Arnold Slocum. 

§ 767- JESSE WATSON, 5 (Benjamin, 4; Samuel, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born June — , 1771, and married Mary Watson, a daughter of John and Rachel. 
She died October 30, 1846, having been born September 29, 1777. He died March 16, 
1846. 

Child of Jesse and Mary (Watson) Watson 

1526. Mary A. Watson, was born in 1801, and married Joseph Dennison Watson, who was born in 1800. 
They had one child, Jesse Van Buren Watson, who married Mary Arnold, having no issue. 

§ 771. JOSIAH WATSON, 5 (Stephen, 4; Samuel, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 

was born , and married Mercy^" Watson, a daughter of John, Jr. He married, 

secondly, her sister, Bridget Watson, having no issue by second wife. 

Children of Josiah and Mercy (Watson) Watson 

1527. Arnold Be.\ch Watson, was born Aug. 12, 1798. 
1527a. Thomas Watson. 

15276. Louisa Watson. 

§ 772. ESTHER WATSON, 5 (Stephen, 4; Samuel, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born about 1758, and married, about 1778, Jonathan^'' Hazard, who was born in 
July, 1750. 

Children of Jonathan and Esther (Watson) Hazard 

1528. George Hazard, was born Aug. 5, 1779, and died Jan. 31, 1822. He married Mary Lillibridge. 

1529. Patience Hazard, married Elam Holloiuay. 

1530- Thomas Arnold Hazard, was born in 1784, and married Sarah, a daughter of Robert Hazard (son 
of Richard). 

1531. Bowdoin Hazard, was born Aug. — , 1785, and married Theresa, a daughter of Judge William 
Clarke. 

1532. Abby Hazard, was born in 1798 (1788?), and died April 24, 1876. She married William H. Nye, 
who was born in 1788, and died Sept. 23, 1859. 

1533. Esther Hazard, married Robert Champlin. 

1534. Samuel Hazard, was born in 1794, and died Jan. 14, i856. He married Lydia, a daughter of 
Weeden and Mercy (Comstock) Eldred. 

1535. Nancy Hazard, was born March 30, 1798, and died May 20, 1850. She married William T. Gar- 
diner. 

See The Hazard Family of Rhode Island, p. 87. 

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Fifth Generation 113 



§ 816. BARBARA WELLS, 5 (James, 4; Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, 
i), was born August i, 1734, and died in 1814. She married, July 31, 1753 (1754?), 
Colonel Joseph Noyes, of Westerly, who was born October 9, 1727, and died in 1802. 
He was a descendant of Governor Peleg Sanford and Governor William Coddington, both 
of Newport. He served with distinction as an officer through the war of '76, receiving 
special commendation by his superior officers for his bravery on the field of battle. 
One of his English ancestors was Walter Washington, a brother of Lawrence Washington, 
the ancestor of General George Washington. Katharine Washington, a daughter of 
Walter and Katharine (Munder) Washington, married Thomas Stanton, and their 
granddaughter Dorothy married Reverend James Noyes, grandfather of Colonel 
Joseph Noyes. 

Children of Joseph and Barbara (Wells) Noyes 

1538. Thomas Noyes, was born Oct. 3, 1754, and married, Jan. 31, 1781, Lydia Rogers, of Newport. 

1539. Sanford Noyes, was born Oct. 20, 1756, and died Sept. 30, 1759. 

1540. Joseph Noyes, 3d, was born May 9, 1758, and married, Jan. 13, 1799, Elizabeth Babcock, born 
March 14, 1775, a daughter of Rouse and Ruth {Maxson) Babcock. Rouse Babcock was a son olGeorge 
and Susannah {Potter), a daughter of John and Sarah (Wilson) Poller. 

1 54 1. S.\NFORD Noyes, was born Jan. 8 (18?), 1761, and married, Feb. 2, 1800, Martha Babcock, of Hopkin- 
ton, R. I. 

1542. Mary Noyes, was born Oct. 11, 1763. 

1543. James Noyes, was born Feb. 3 (8?), 1768. 

1544. Betsey Noyes, was born July 31, 1770, and died unmarried. 

1545- John Noyes,^'* was born Dec. 5, 1772, and married. May 6, 1810, Grace Noyes, of Stonington, Conn. 

1546. Barker Noyes, was born March 13, 1775, and married, March 18, 1810, Margaret Champlin, a 
daughter of William, deceased. 

§ 819. JAMES CLARKE, 5 (Rebecca Wells, 4; Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born August 3, 1732, and married, April 24, 1755, Elizabeth Kenyon,"' 
a daughter of John, Jr., and Mary Gardiner, a daughter of Nathaniel. 

Children of James and Elizabeth (Kenyon) Clarke (recorded in Richmond, R. L) 

1547. Remington Clarke, was born Jan. 26, 1756. 

1548. Hannah Clarke, was born Dec. 4, 1757. 

1549. Elias Clarke, was born Aug. 2, 1762 (1760?). 

1550. Catharine Clarke, was born Sept. 27, 1764. 

1551. Rebecca Clarke, was born July 2 (20?), 1767. 

1552. William Clarke, was born Feb. 20, 1770. 

1553. James Clarke, was born Oct. 12, 1772. 

1554. Elizabeth Clarke, was born Sept. 2, 1780. 

§ 820. ANNE CLARKE, 5 (Rebecca Wells, 4; Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born February 15, 1734, and married, in Richmond, March 13, 1757, 
Samuel Cross, who was born, in Westerly, May 7, 1724. 

Children of Samuel and Anne (Clarke) Cross 

1555. Ruth Cross, was born Feb. 20, 1763. 

1556. Dorcas Cross, was born Feb. 15, 1765. 
1557- Martha Cross, was born March 17, 1767. 

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114 The Gardiners 



§ 821. HANNAH CLARKE, 5 (Rebecca Wells, 4; Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born February 15, 1734, and married, in Richmond, March 14, 1751, 
John Tefft, a son of John and Mary (Reynolds) Tefft. He was born March 9, 1720. 

Children of John and Hannah (Clarke) Tefft 

1558. Reynolds Tefft, was born Oct. 6, 1752, and died July 5, 1754. 

15580. Clarke Tefft, was born Jan. 7, 1761. 

§ 822. WILLIAM CLARKE, 3d, 5 (Rebecca Wells, 4; Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gar- 
diner, 2; George, i), was born February 19, 1737 (1736?), and married, March 20, 1757, 
Mary Tefft. 

Child of William and Mary (Tefft) Clarke 
1559- William Clarke, was born Oct. 11, 1757. 

§ 823, GIDEON CLARKE, 5 (Rebecca Wells, 4; Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 
2; George, i), was born October 15, 1738, and died April 4, 1817.^*" He married 
Eunice Browning, a daughter of John. She was born in 1740, and died November 30, 
1829. 

Children of Gideon and Eunice (Browning) Clarke 

1560. Gideon Clarke, was born July 2, 1763, and died in 1840. 

1 561. Silas Clarke, was born Nov. 10, 1764. 

1562. Rebecca Clarke. 

1563. John G. Clarke, was born May 10, 1777, and died May 16, 1868. He married Atmira D. Hull, 
a daughter o{ Latham and Desire {Williams) Hull. Almira D. Hull was the widow Page when she 
married /. S. Clarke. 

§ 826. JOSHUA CLARKE,!" ^ (Rebecca Wells, 4; Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born February 19, 1749, and married, February 26, 1769, Elizabeth 
Dodge.^si 

Children of Joshua and Elizabeth (Dodge) Clarke 



1564 
1565 
1566 

1567 

1568 
1569 
1570 
1571 
1572 
1573 

1574 
1575 



Rouse Clarke, was born Dec. 7, 1769. 

Elizabeth Clarke, was born Oct. 17, 1771. 

William Clarke, was born April 8, 1773. 

Joseph Clarke, was born April 8, 1773, and married, Dec. 10 (20?), 1810, Joanna Tefft, a daughter 

of Joseph. 

Joshua Clarke, was born Jan. 22, 1775, and died Sept. 9 (19?), 1787. 

Wells Clarke, was born Feb. 15, 1777. 

Susannah Clarke,^'- was born Jan. 10, 1779. 

Perry Clarke, was born Nov. 21, 1780. 

Hazard Clarke, was born May 20, 1783. 

Luke Clarke, was born Aug. 15, 1785, and married, Feb. 18 (28?), 1806, Sarah Tefft, a daughter 

of Clarke. 

Mary Clarke, was born July 10, 1787. 

Joshua Clarke, was born June 28, 1790. 

Elizabeth Dodge was possibly a granddaughter of Susannah (Hazard) and Samuel Perry, and a 

daughter of their daughter, Mary^^^ Perry, who was born June 10, 1721, and married Dodge. 

§ 834. 



Fifth Generation 115 



§ 834. JOSHUA RATHBUN, 5 (Dorcas Wells, 4; Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born Januarys, 1742-3, and married, September 30, 1766, Sarah^*' Borden, 
a daughter of Abraham Borden. 

Children of Joshua and Sarah (Borden) Rathbun 

1576. Joshua Rathbun, was born Aug. 25, 1767. 

1577. Abraham Borden R.\thbun, was born Nov. 11, 1769, and married, Sept. 13, 1792, Deborah Cook. 
She died May i6, 1795, aged 27 years, 6 months, 10 days. He married, second, July 12, 1797, 
Waity Thomas.-^* 

1578. AcoRS Rathbun, was born Jan. 23, 1772, and married, Feb. 12, 1794, Sarah Peckham, a daughter 
of William. She was born Nov. 28, 1777, and died May 22, 1859. He died Sept. 9, i8.=i5.-'* 

1579. Benj.-^min Bagnall Rathbun, was born March 17, 1774. 

§ 835. ACORS RATHBUN, 5 (Dorcas Wells, 4; Ann Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1745, and married, November 9 (September 11?), 1775, Lydia 
Robinson, a daughter of John. She died August 14, 1788. 

Children of Acors and Lydia (Robinson) Rathbun 

1580. Rowland Robinson Rathbun, was born Sept. i, 1776, and married, Oct. 14, 1801, Alice Peckham, 
a daughter of William. 

1581. Mary R.\thbun, was born Aug. 27, 1778, and died in 1782. 

1582. Joshua Rathbun, was born Oct. 4, 1780, and married, Oct. 18, 1804, Elizabeth Hoxsie, a daughter 
of Peter and Sarah, of Richmond. 

1583. Dorcas Rathbun, was born Dec. 29, 1782, and married, Jan. i, 1801, Joshua Bradley. 

1584. Lydia Rathbun, was born Nov. 29, 1785, and married, Nov. 10, 1803, John H. Weaver. 

§ 839. ABIGAIL SHELDON, 5 (John, 4; Herodias Watson, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born March 11, 1732 (March 3, 1734?), and married, June 24, 1752, 
Jeremiah Carpenter, a son of Daniel and Renewed (Smith?) Carpenter. 

Children of Jeremiah and Abigail (Sheldon) Carpenter 

1585. Ephr.\im Carpenter, was born May 25, 1753. 



1586 

1587 
1588 
1589 
1590. 



Dorcas Carpenter, was born June 5, 1755. 
Sarah Carpenter, was born Jan. i (Aug. 30?), 1757. 
Esther Carpenter, was born April 9 (Jan. i?), 1760. 
Susannah Carpenter, was born April 9, 1762. 
Jeremiah Carpenter, was born June 23, 1764. 



§ 857. WILLIAM RODMAN, 5 (Lydia Gardiner, 4; John, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), 
was born March 8, 1758, and married, May 29, 1781, Anne Olney, widow of Colonel 
Jeremiah Olney, of the Revolutionary Army. He was, for many years, a prominent 
man in Providence, Rhode Island, having removed thither from Newport, where his 
family was well known. 

Children of William and Anne (Olney) Rodman 

1591. Eliza Rodman, married Charles Potter, in 1818. 

1592. Anne Rodman, was born May 23, 1797 (1796?), and died Aug. 18, 1842. She married Charles 
Handy Russell, April 13, 1813 (1818?), Rev. N. B. Crocker officiating. 

1593. William Rodman, married Mary Searle, a daughter of Nathaniel Searle. 

§ 872f . 



ii6 The Gardiners 



§ 872f. WILLETTCARPENTER,"65 (Ann Gardiner,4;John,3;Joseph, 2; George, i), 
was born July 17, 1772, and died July 31, 1853. He married Betsey Case,^^^^ who was 
born in 1773, and died September 30, 1856. 

Children of Willett and Betsey (Case) Carpenter 

1594. James Helme Carpenter, was born Feb. 14, 1810, and died Feb. 18, 1881. He married Mary 
Hoxsie Hazard, a daughter of Dr. George and Jane {Hull) Hazard. She was born March 10, 1815. 

1595. Powell Helme Carpenter, was born Feb. 12, 1812. 

§ 872t. WILLIAM C. GARDINER.^ss 5 (Caleb, 4; William, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), 
was born September 11, 1790, and married, July 13, 1816, Eliza Frances Cazenove, of 
Alexandria, Virginia. 

The following notice is copied from The Southern Churchman, published at Alexandria, 
District of Columbia: 

"The death of William C. Gardiner, Esq'', which took place on the 28* of November, 
at his residence in this town, though it had been for some months portended by the linger- 
ing malady under which he sank, fell at last upon the public mind with the sense of a 
sudden calamity. . . . Their consolation must now consist in recalling the virtues of 
the deceased and in dwelling upon those admirable and endearing traits of character, 
which, while they formed the ground-work of his usefulness in life, were, even then, the 
presage and assurance of the blessed immortality into which he has entered. . . . Hav- 
ing removed at an early period of life from his native town of Newport, Rhode Island, 
to this place and intermarried here with a family of large and respectable connections, 
the character of Mr. Gardiner has been too long before his fellow-citizens to make any 
labored panegyric necessary. . . . Though retiring in his manners and unostentatious 
in his habits, he received frequent and unsolicited marks of the confidence of his fellow- 
townsmen. To those who knew him in the resorts of mercantile business he recommended 
himself by undeviating rectitude of conduct and an enlarged liberality which proved him 
to be truly imbued with the spirit of the divine maxim, 'Whatsoever ye would that men 
should do to you, do ye even so to them.' To those, whose good fortune it was to meet 
him in the more intimate walks of life, his constant kindness, his unfailing cheerfulness 
and his liberal hospitality have bequeathed a store of grateful remembrances, which 
cannot fade from their minds so long as the principles which animated the conduct of 
the deceased shall be cherished and honored." 

Children of William C. and Eliza Frances (Cazenove) Gardiner 

1596. Charles Cazenove Gardiner, was born April 17, 1817, and died May 30, 1844. He married, 
Aug. 8, 1840, Maria P. Dorsey. They had one child, Dorsey Gardiner, who was born Aug. I, 1842, 
and died Nov. 30, 1894 (1899?)- 

1597. Ann Eliza Gardiner, was born Feb. 7, 1819, and died July 5, 1885. She married, April 15, 1846, 
Cassius F. Lee, who was born May 22, 1808, and died Jan. 23, 1890. 

1598. Constance Taber Gardiner, was born July 17, 1820, and died March 12, 1849. She married, 
Feb. 30(?), 1845, Henry Davis, who was born Aug. 16, 1817, and died Dec. 30, 1865. 

1599. William Fowler Gardiner, was born Oct. 27, 1840. 

§ 872u. 



Fifth Generation 117 



§ 872u. SAMUEL FOWLER GARDINER, 5 (Caleb, 4; William, 3; Joseph, 2; George, 

i), was born March 23, 1793, and married Hannah , who was born May 8, 1792, 

and died September 26, 1886. He died in 1845, his will having been proved at that date. 
He lost his life at the burning of the Ocean House, in Newport, in the summer of 1845. 

Children of Samuel Fowler and Hannah Gardiner 

l5oo. Martha Littlefield Gardiner, married George Gibbs. 

1601. William Gardiner. 

1 601 a. Christopher Gardiner. 

1602. Harriet Gardiner, married Col. James L. Mason. 

1603. Nancy F. Gardiner, died before her fatlier. 

1604. Sarah Gardiner. 

1605. Samuel F. Gardiner. 

§ 876. FRANCES GARDINER, 5 (Daniel, 4; William, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i), was 
born about 1776 (that is, if she was the first child), and married, April — , 1800, John 
Hazard, a son of John and Sarah (Gardiner) Hazard. He was born in 1775, and died in 
1806. She married, second, about 1809, his brother, Nathan Gardiner Hazard. 

Children of John and Frances (Gardiner) Hazard 

1606. Martha Hazard, married Osinus Stillman. 

1607. Frances G. Hazard, married. May 11, 1827, Elnathan C. Brown, who died in January, 1830. She 
married, second, Osmus Stillman. 

By Second Marriage of Frances 

1608. William Robinson Hazard, was born Jan. 11, 1810, and died Sept. 26, 1873. He married Sarah, 
a daughter of Joseph and Mary ( Norris) Potter. 

1609. ■ Sar.\h Gardiner Hazard, was born July 2 (15?), 181 1, and died unmarried. 

1610. Catharine Hazard, was born June 2, 1818, and married Peleg Noyes. 

161 1. John Hazard, was born April 30, 1821, and died unmarried. 



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The Gardiners 



g>ixtt) (generation 



1613. 
1614. 



FREDERICK GARDINER/^ 6 (Thomas, 5; John, 4; WiUiam, 3; Be- 
noni, 2; George, i), was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, August 
24, 1 75 1, and married Lucy, a daughter of Stephen Northup. 

Children of Frederick and Lucy (Northup) Gardiner 
i6iia. Robinson Gardiner, was baptized March 13, 1788, and died in 1806. 
1612. Stephen Gardiner. 

Abigail Gardiner, was born Jan. 7, 1790, and married Silas Gardiner, as a first wife. 

Simeon Stuart Gardner, died in 1807. 

These children were all mentioned in the will of their grandfather, Stephen Northup. 




§ 920. BENAJAH GARDINER, 6 (Thomas, 5; John, 4; WilHam, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born in South Kingstown, May 8, 1754, and died in 1828, in Millstone, 
Connecticut, where he had taken up his residence quite early in life. He was a man of 
ability, as a contemporary says, of courtly manners, and successful in business relations, 
as well as of fine character. He married, April 10, 1783, Charlotte Raymond, a daughter 
of Joshua and Lucy (Jewett) Raymond. (Lucy Jewett was a great-granddaughter of 
Elias Hyde.) Charlotte was born October 14, 1762, and died April 26, 1854, — "a 
woman of rare virtue." 

Children of Benajah and Charlotte (Raymond) Gardiner 

1 61 5. Lebeus William Gardiner, was born on Plum Island, April 30, 1785, and died March 9, 1862. 
He married, March 31, 1813, Eunice Latimer, who was born July 12, 1792, and died Sept. 20, 1819. 

1616. John Gardiner, was born July 14, 1788, and died in New York, April 24, 1812, unmarried. 

1617. Robert Gardiner, was born at Millstone, July 9, 1790, and died at Santiago, Cuba, of yellow fever, 
June 29, 1820. 

i5i8. Martha Gardiner, was born Feb. 6, 1793, and died Dec. 25, 1838, unmarried. 

1619. Lucy Raymond Gardiner, was born June i, 1795, and died of scarlet fever, Oct. 14, 1801. 

1620. Henry Gardiner, was born April 28, 1797, and married, April 8, 1834, Lydia S. Young, who died 
May 28, 1835, four days after the birth of her only child. He died Jan. 16, 1874. 

1 62 1. Charlotte Gardiner, died young. 

1622. Benajah Gardiner. 

1623. Charlotte Gardiner, 2d. 

§ 921. 

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Sixth Generation 119 



§ 921. ABIGAIL GARDINER, 6 (Thomas, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, 
l), was born in Westerly, Rhode Island, April 29, 1756, and married, November 15, 
1773, David Palmer, of Stonington, Connecticut, a son of Nathaniel and Mary (Chese- 
brough) Palmer. She married, secondly, George Dennison, October 3, 1784. David 
Palmer was killed at the massacre at Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781. 

Children by First Husband 

1624. David H. Palmer. 

1625. Martha Palmer. 

By Second Husband 

1626. George Dennison, was born in 1785, and married Hannah Latham, of Pennsylvania. 

1627. William Gardiner Dennison, was born April 26, 1788, and lived in Vermont. 

1628. Henry Dennison, was born in 1784"", and died in Kentucky. 

1629. Julia Dennison, was born May 20, 1798,="* and married John Phillips, of Somers, Conn. 

§ 927. AMOS GARDINER, 6 (Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born in 1756, and died September 29, 1827. He married Abigail Knowles, a daughter 
of Robert Knowles. She was born in 1753, and died June 29, 1840. Amos Gardiner lived 
in what was known as the "Four Chimney House," in Boston Neck, about three quarters 
of a mile west of the South Ferry. He was employed for many years to carry the mails 
from Newport to New London. 
Children of Amos and Abigail (Knowles) Gardiner 

1630. Thomas Bill Gardiner, was born Nov. 21, 1778, and died March 4, i860. He married, first, 
Sarah A. Sheffield, and, second, Rtith Knowles, a daughter of Daniel. 

1631. Robert Gardiner, died in Surinam, South America, being supposed to have been poisoned by an 
enemy. 

1632 Hyman Gardiner, married AsaCi) Gardiner, and, second. Thankful Gardiner, who was born in 
1797, and died in 1859. 

1633. Lodowick Lewis Gardiner, was born in 1784, and died Sept. 23, 1787. 

1634. John Collins Gardiner, was born in 1786, and died in May, 1790. 

1635. Anna Gardiner, married Cranston Gardiner. 

1636. Gardiner, married Sylvester R. Gardiner. 

1637. Jeanette Gardiner, married George Arnold. 

1638. Josi.\h Gardiner, was born Jan. 18, 1796, and died Oct. 25, 1864. He married, first, Mercy ■ — , 

and, second, Abby Potter. 

1639. Charlotte Gardiner, was born in 1797, and died Dec. 13, 1859. She married, as a second wife, 
George Arnold, whom she outlived. 

1640. Ch.arles Gardiner, was born in 1799, and died in 1S02. 

1 641. Abby Gardiner, married William Arnold. 

1642. Mary G.\rdiner, married John R. Gardiner, of Prince Edward Island. 

1643. James Alfred Gardiner, was born in 1801, and died Aug. 9, 1879. He married Maria Fish, of 
Newport. 

16430. Julia Ann Gardiner, died Feb. 25, 181 8, in her thirteenth year.^*"" 

§ 928. JOHN GARDINER, 6 (Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born about 1760, and died, in Prince Edward Island, January 5, 1842. He married 
Eunice Hazard, a daughter of Thomas ("Virginia Tom") and Eunice (Rhodes) Hazard. 
She was born February 14, 1764, was married in Rhode Island, and died March 9, 1832. 

Children 



120 The Gardiners 



Children of John and Eunice (Hazard) Gardiner 

1644. William Hazard Gardiner, was born in Rhode Island, April 25, 1786, and married, Feb. 7, 1811, 
Ann Clarke. He died in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. 

1645. S.\RAH Gardiner, was born in Prince Edward Island, Dec. 4, 1789. 

1646. Ann.\ Matilda Gardiner, was born May 29, 1791, and married James Bagnall. 

1647. Thomas Gardiner, was born May 8, 1798 (1796?) )_ . 

1648. Bowdoin Gardiner, was born May 8, 1796. J ^^'"^l.-.' 

1649. John Rhodes Gardiner, was born April 24, 1798, and married, first, in Rhode Island, about 1821, 
Mary Gardiner {No. 1842), a daughter of Amos. He married, second, Mary Hooper, a daughter of 
Major Hooper, a refugee from New Jersey. 

1650. George Scott Gardiner, was born Sept. 9, 1800, and died young. 

1651. Sarah Sophia Gardiner, was born March 17, 1804, and died Sept. 27, 1827. 

1652. Maria Waitstill Gardiner, was born April 7, 1806, and married James (Thomas?) Hooper. 

1653. Eunice Susannah Gardiner, was born May 13, 1809, and married Joseph Pippey. 

§ 929. MARY GARDINER, 6 (Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born in 1763, and married, about 1789, Harry Sherman. 

Children of Henry and Mary (Gardiner) Sherman 

1654. Sarah Ann Sherman, was born in 1790, and married, Aug. 20, 1815, WilburCady. She died Aug. 
17, 1851. 

1655. Lucy Sherman, was born in 1792, and died July 25, 1863. She marriedI'onte/Z).i?a!7>', of Providence, 
R. I., as a second wife. 

1656. Elizabeth Sherman, married Peler Forbes. 

1657. Mary Sherman, married Ralph Post. 

§ 951. WICKES GARDINER, 6 (Benjamin, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, 
i), was born at Tower Hill, Rhode Island, September 12, 1777. He married, December 
19, 1802, Waity Rhodes, a daughter of Malachi. She was born February 18, 1777. 

Children of Wickes and Waite (Rhodes) Gardiner 

1658. Betsey Gardiner, was born Feb. 27, 1804. 

1659. Thomas Wickes Gardiner, was born July 25, 1805, and married, first, Eliza Greene, and, second, 
Phehe Potter. He died in March, 1885. 

1660. Malachi Rhodes Gardiner, was born Dec. 21, 1807, and married Harriet {Hannah?) Brownell. 

1661. Mary Gardiner, was born Feb. i, 1810, and married Lincoln. 

1662. Edward Gardiner, was born Feb. 14, 1812. 

1663. Benjamin Gardiner, married, Sept. 26 (28?), 1844, Caroline Greene,'" a daughter of Richard Wickes 
Greene. She was born Nov. 24, 1824, and died Jan. 4, 1869. He died in November, 1901. 

§ 988. ABIGAIL ROBINSON, 6 (Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2 ; George, i), was born January 20, 1755, and married, in February, 1775, Stephen 
Potter, a son of John. She died in 1803. He died in 1793.^"* 

Children of Stephen and Abigail (Robinson) Potter 

1664. Stephen Potter, was born May 31, 1775. 

1665. Daughter, who married Capt. Gardiner, of Newport. 

1666. Robinson Potter. 

1667. Daughter, who married Chadwick. 

1668. Abigail Potter, died unmarried. 

§ 989. 



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§ 989. CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON, 6 (Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; Wil- 
liam, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born November 26, 1756, and died in 1841. He mar- 
ried, December 30, 1790, Elizabeth Anthony, who died in 1849, aged seventy-nine. 
(She was a Mayflower descendant.) 

Children of Christopher and Elizabeth (Anthony) Robinson 

1669. George Champlin Robinson, was born in 1791, and died in 1827. He married, in i8i8, Mary 
Niks Poller, who died in 1870. 

1670. Thurston Robinson, was born in 1793, and died in 1875. He married Sarah Perry, his first cousin, 
in 1823. She died in 1874, aged 85 years. 

1671. Mary Robinson, was born in 1794, and died in 1866. She married John Browne, a son of Deputy- 
Governor George and Hannah (Robinson) Browne. He died in 1834, aged 42 years. 

1672. Harriet Robinson, was born in 1795, and died in 1796. 

1673. Ruhamah Robinson, was born in 1797, and died Dec. 25, 1868. She married John Robinson, a 
son of Benjamin and Elizabelh (Browne) Robinson. He died Sept. 28, 1841, having been born in 
1794. She married, second, Coggeshall, and had no children. 

1674. Elizabeth Robinson, was born and died in 1799. 

1675. Rodman Robinson, was born in 1800, and died in 181 1. 

1676. Elizabeth A. Robinson, was born in 1801, and died in 1876. She married, as a second wife, 
William Browne Robinson, a son oi Benjamin and Elizabeth (Browne) Robinson. 

1677. Sally Robinson, was born in 1803, and died in 1816. 

1678. Elisha a. Robinson, was born in 1804, and died . He married, in 1837, Mary Hull, a daugh- 
ter oi Benjamin Hull, Esq. 

1679. Harriet Robinson, was born in 1807, and died in 1828. She married William Browne Robinson, 
as a first wife, and had one child, named Caroline, who died in infancy. 

1680. Frances Robinson, was born in 1809, and died in 1876. She married Thomas H. Watson, a son of 
Waller. 

1681. Christopher Robinson, was born in 1810, and died unmarried. 

1682. Albert Robinson, was born in 1812, and died in 1856. He married Hannah Pearce. 

1683. WiLLi.\M Robinson,^*' was born in 1814, and died in . He married Eliza Hazard, a daughter 

of Bowdoin Hazard; s. p. 

§ 992. WILLIAM C. ROBINSON,^^' 6 (Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 
3; Benoni, 2 ; George, i), was born, according to the inscription on his tombstone, in 1763. 
The said inscription reads: "This monument is erected to the memory of Capt. William C. 
Robinson, who died July 8, 1803, aged 40. A gentleman of respectability and deservedly 
esteemed by his acquaintance." He married, in 1794, Frances Wanton. She was born 
in 1773. and died December 2, 1816. 

Children of William C. and Frances (Wanton) Robinson 

1684. Edward Wanton Robinson, was born in 1797, and died in April, 1818. 

1685. Stephen Ayrault Robinson, was born in 1799, and died April 7, 1877. He married Sarah Hazard 
Potter, a daughter of Jeremiah Niles and Sarah (Hazard) Potter; s. p. 

1686. Frances Robinson, was born in 1800, and died in 1802. 

1687. George C. Robinson, was born in 1802, and died in 1820. 

1688. William C. Robinson, was born in 1803, and died in 187 1. He married AbbyB. Shaw. 

§ 993. JESSE ROBINSON, 6 (Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Be- 
noni, 2 ; George, i), was born in 1764, and died in 1808. He married, in 1789, Hannah T. 
Sands, who was born in 1766, and died in 1848 (1842?). 

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Children of Jesse and Hannah T. (Sands) Robinson 

1689. Robert Robinson, was born in 1790, and died in 1809. He was killed by falling from the mast of 
the ship Resolution, of Newport, R. I., while in the harbor of Charleston, S. C. 

1690. William J. Robinson, was born in 1792, and died in 1852. He married, in 1822, Ann Could, who, 
after his death, married Isaac Jacques, of Elizabeth, N. J., having no issue. 

1691. Matthew Robinson, was born in 1794, and died in 1833. He married Aforj/ £>. Shields, who, after 
his death, married Dr. DeForrest, of Baltimore, Md. 

1692. Samuel Perry Robinson, was born in 1798, and died in 1868. He married Alzada Willey, a daugh- 
ter of Aaron C. and Joanna {Hull) Willey. She was born March 27, 1804. 

1693. Edwin Robinson, was born in 1801, and died in 1843. He married, in 1833, Mary Conner. 

1694. Mary Ann Robinson, was born in 1803, and died . She married, in 1825, Elijah Johnson, 

who died in 1875, aged 74 years. It is believed that Mrs. Johnsott's married life was passed in 
Wickford, R. I. 

1695. Abby Robinson, was born in 1805, and died in 1847. She married, in 1828, Samuel Clarke. 

1696. John Ray Robinson, was born in 1808, and died in 1818. He was drowned in the Pettaquamscutt 
River, near the foot of Tower Hill. 

1697. Sarah Ann Robinson, was born in 1809, and died in 1865. She married, in 1832, William Bailey, 's. p. 

§ 994. ROBERT ROBINSON, 6 (Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1765, and died in 1833 (1831?). Captain Robinson 
married, March 15, 1795, Sarah Congdon, a daughter of Samuel and Sarah Congdon. 
She was born in 1771, and died October 4, 1802. He married, secondly, Ann De Blois, 
who was born in 1782, and died in 1850. 

Children of Robert and Sarah (Congdon) Robinson 

1698. Alexander S. Robinson, was born in 1797, and died in 1819. 

1699. Samuel Robinson, was born in 1799, and died in 1862, unmarried. 

1700. Robert Robinson, was born in 1802, and died in 1869, unmarried. 

Child of Second Marriage 

1701. Sarah Ann Robinson, was born in 1808, and died in 1864, unmarried. 

§ 995. HANNAH ROBINSON, 6 (Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in r769(?), and died August 29, 1849. She married, in 
1787, John Perry, a son of James. He died in 1834, aged sixty-nine years. 

Children of John and Hannah (Robinson) Perry 

1702. John Robinson Perry, was born Aug. 7,"' 1789, and died Nov. 29, 1857. He married Oct. 30 (3?), 
1809, Sally, a daughter of John and Mary (Stedman) Gould. She died March 22, 1847, aged 58 years. 

1703. Sally Perry, was born about 1789, and died in 1874. She married her first cousin, Thurston 
Robinson, a son of Christopher. 

1704. George Perry. 

§ 996. MATTHEW ROBINSON, 6 (Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1772, and died in 1821. He. married, in 1797, Mary 
S. Potter, who died in 1801, aged twenty-four years. He married, secondly, in 1802, 
Mary Potter, who died in 1836, aged fifty-four years. 

Children of Matthew Robinson by First Wife 

1705- John P. Robinson, was born in 1799, and died in 1801. 

17050. Rowland Robinson, was born in 1799, and died in 1859. 

1706. Samuel S. Robinson, was born in 1 801, and died in 1874. By 



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By Second Wife 

1707. Maria Robinson, was born in 1803, and died in 1831, unmarried. 

1708. Frances Wanton Robinson, was born in 1804, and died in 1845. She married, in 1842, Benjamin 
Batch; s. p. 

1709. William C. Robinson, was born in 1806, and died in 1822. 

1710. Sarah Ann Robinson, was born in 1807, and died in 1832. 

171 1. Edward Robinson, was born in 1809, and died in . He married, in 1835, . 

1712. Hannah Robinson, was born in 1811, and married, in 1841, Edward Lamed. 

1713. S. Ayrault Robinson, was born in 1814, and died unmarried. 

§ 997. HANNAH ROBINSON, 6 (William, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born February 21, 1751, and married, April 24, 1768, George Brown, 
a son of Robert and Sarah (Franklin), and a grandson of William and Elizabeth (Rob- 
inson, daughter of Rowland) Brown. He was born in 1746, and died June 19, 1836. She 
died in 1823. In the town records of wills and deeds the name is spelt with the final e. 
The Colonial records also give the name Browne or Brown. William Brown was a son of 
Jeremiah and a grandson of Chad Brown. 

"George Brown was, for many years, a representative in the General Assembly. In 1796 
he was elected by the Legislature Second Justice on the bench of the Supreme Court of 
the State, and held the office until 1799, when he was elected by the people Lieutenant- 
Governor of the State, over Lieutenant-Governor Samuel J. Potter, after a severe and 
close canvas. . . . Governor Brown was a courteous and amiable gentleman, an exemplary 
communicant of the Episcopal Church, and a liberal contributor to its support. He 
sustained an irreproachable character through life, and died January 20, 1836, in the 
ninety-first year of his age, and was buried in the churchyard at Tower Hill."* 
His remains were afterward removed to Westerly, Rhode Island, and placed in River 
Bend Cemetery. 

Governor Brown owned large estates in Boston Neck and on Tower Hill, which he in- 
herited from his father and his uncle, Thomas Brown. He, with his brother, Rowland 
Brown, built a large house on Tower Hill, and, for a few years, kept an inn there, but, on 
the death of his Uncle Thomas, from whom he inherited a fine estate on Boston Neck, he 
removed to that place. Robert Brown, father of Governor Brown, died February 28, 
1762. The old diary (Jeffrey Watson's) from which this entry is taken, adds: "His 
sorrowful widow was taken sick the same night and died the eighth day of March (she 
was his second wife, Sarah Sherman). He left two sons in the care of his brother Thomas 
Brown, Esq^'^, whom he had appointed Executor of his Last Will and Testament." 
Governor Brown kept up a fine establishment and entertained right royally, keeping a 
great number of slaves for home and farm labor. 

When Robert Gardiner (born about 1775), at one time United States Consul to Sweden, 
returned from his mission abroad, he opened his home and gave a fine entertainment to 
his friends and neighbors. Miss Nancy Brown (better known as Miss AnnBrown), one 
of Governor Brown's beautiful daughters, when she was nearly ninety, could still remember 
and loved to talk about, this splendid affair, of which she was evidently the presiding 

♦Updike's History of the NaTragaiisett Church, 1st ed. p. 320. 

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genius, being taken out to supper by "Counsel Gardiner," as she called him, and seated 
at his right hand. His elegant dress, with its fine lace ruffles at the wrist and knee, and 
white satin vest "sprigged" with pink rosebuds, fondly lingered in her memory. Not to 
be forgotten, either, was the heavy gold chain of his watch. Slipping the watch into the 
bosom of her dress, the chain was thrown around her neck, before she was taken out to 
supper. Though Consul Robert Gardiner was the son of John Gardiner, "so distin- 
guished,"^^" — as MacSparran says, a fine old aristocrat, — he was not heartily approved 
by Governor Brown, a fine old aristocrat himself, as a suitor to his daughter. Conse- 
quently, when Mr. Gardiner called to see Miss Nancy the next day, the Governor, in- 
stead of ordering some of his fine wines or Holland cordials to be brought in, left the room 
and returned with a pewter tankard filled with cider, and pewter tumblers, instead of the 
silver tankard and cut glass that were used for his friends and family in general. Miss 
Nancy, in telling the story, would add, "Can any one imagine my mortification, to see 
that elegant gentleman treated in such a contemptuous way, or wonder that he never 
came to see me again?" 

Governor Brown had a large family of sons and daughters, all exceptionally handsome 
men and women, he being a handsome man and the women of the Robinson family being 
quite celebrated for their beauty, traces of which can still be seen in their descendants of 
the present day. The late Joseph Peace Hazard used to say, "Whenever one sees a woman 
of the Robinson family, there one sees grace and beauty." The daughters, with the 
exception of two, were married to men of standing in the community. 
After the slaves in Rhode Island were freed, — in 1783, — Governor Brown's prosperity 
steadily decreased. His sons, brought up as fine gentlemen, could not, or would not, put 
their white hands to the plow, and, as help was scarce, the broad fields lay neglected and 
uncultivated. Lands were mortgaged and then sold. The fine establishment was broken 
up. He spent the last years of his life in Westerly, Rhode Island. 

Children of George and Hannah (Robinson) Brown 

1714. Elizabeth Brown, was born in 1769, and died Aug. 25, 1855. She married, in 1791, Benjamin 
Robinson, a son of John and Sarah (Peckham) Robinson. 

1715. Mary Brown, was born in 1771, and married Hezekiah Babcock.-^'- 

1716. William Brown, was born in 1775, and married, March 29, 1798, Nancy Dockray. (See No.i';7i.) 

1 71 7. Sarah Brown, was born in 1778, and died young. 

1718. Abigail Brown, was born in 1778, and died, at an advanced age, unmarried, Aug. 4, 1852. 

1719. Ann Brown, was born in 1783, and died, at an advanced age, unmarried, in 1872 or 1873. 

1720. Hannah Brown, married, Jan. 13, 1801, Rouse (or Rowse) Babcock, of Westerly, R. I., and died 
July 14, 1872. 

1721. John Brown, was born in 1792, and married Mary Robinson, a daughter of Christopher, she having 
been born in 1794. (See No. 1871.) He died in 1834, and she in 1866. 

1722. George Brown, was born in 1788, and married Mary Browne, a daughter of Rowland. He died 
Sept. 20, 1869. 

§ 998. ABIGAIL ROBINSON, 6 (William, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born August 24, 1753, and married, April 23, 1772, John Thurston, a 
son of Peleg and Sarah (Borden) Thurston, as a second wife. He died July 5, 1788. 
She died in November, 1840. 

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Children of John and Abigail (Robinson) Thurston 

1723. John Robinson Thurston, was born April 24, 1774, and died May 7, 1819. He married Mary Ann 
BruceO). 

1724. Peleg Thurston, was born Jan. 21, 1778, and died July 25, 1800. 

1725. Eliza Wanton Thurston, was born July 22, 1781, and married, Nov. 25, 1808, Abraham S. Hallet. 

1726. William Robinson Thurston, was born April 4, 1784, and died in 1807. 

1727. Philip Wanton Thurston, was born Feb. 28, 1787, and died in December, 1805. 

§ 999. PHILIP ROBINSON, 6 (William, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born October 6, 1755, and married, October 7, 1779, Elizabeth, a daugh- 
ter of Peleg and Sarah (Borden) Thurston. She was born May 6, 1751, and died June 
22, 1782, in childbed, with twin children. He married, second, October 2 (7?), 1783, 
Martha Slocum, a daughter of John and Martha (Tillinghast, a daughter of Pardon and 
Ann) Slocum. He married, third, December 4, 1788, Elizabeth, a daughter of Nathaniel 
and Mary (Proud) Clark. She was born September 16, 1765. 

Children of Philip Robinson by First Marriage 

1728. William P. Robinson, was born June 13, 1780. 

1729. George Brown Robinson, was born June 22, 1782, and died in Cayuga Co., N. Y., March 22 (27?), 
1822. He married, Oct. i, 1807, Phebe Earl, a daughter of John and Dorcas Earl. She died, Aug. 6, 
1825. 

By Second Marriage 

1730- John Slocum Robinson, was born June 25, 1785. 

1731. James P. Robinson, was born in 1787. 

By Third Marriage 

1732. Samuel Fothergill Robinson, was born Sept. 16, 1789, and died Sept. 2, 1808, at his Uncle George 
H. Brown's, in South Kingstown, R. I. 

§ 1000. WILLIAM T. ROBINSON,^^" 6 (Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, l), was born December 30, 1754, and died February 2, 1838 (1835?). 
He married, in 1781, Sarah, a daughter of Samuel Franklin, of New York City. She was 
born in 1759, and died in 181 1. 

Children of William T. and Sarah (Franklin) Robinson 

1733. Esther Robinson, was born in 1782, and married Jonas Minium, a son of William and Penelope 
(Greene) Minium. 

1734- Thomas Robinson, died unmarried in Paris. 

1735. Samuel Robinson, was unmarried, and was lost in a sailboat, near New York, Sept. 21, 1815. 

1736. Sarah Robinson, married Samuel Coales,-^ of Philadelphia. 

1737. Mary Robinson, married William Hunter,-''^ U. S. Minister to Brazil. 

1738. Abby Robinson, married Pierce, both of them being lost at sea. 

1739- Franklin Robinson, married and died in Alabama, leaving a daughter, Mary, who died at school 
in Newport, R. I., and other children. 

1740. Nancy Robinson, married /o/i;! Toulmin {Tolnian?), of Mobile, Ala., and left one child, /lga//w. 

1 741. RowL.\ND Robinson, married and settled in Ohio, where he died, leaving several children. 

1742. Eliza Robinson, died in early womanhood. 

1743. William Robinson, died unmarried. 

1744. Emma Robinson, married John Grimshaw, and died in 1878. 

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§ 1002. MARY ROBINSON, 6 (Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 
2, George, i), was born October 27, 1757, and died November 3i(?), 1829. She married 
John Morton (Merton?^^*), of Philadelphia, June 27, 1793. He died in 1828. 

Children of John and Mary (Robinson) Morton 

1745. Esther Morton, was born in 1797, and married Daniel B. Smilh. 

1746. Robert Morton, was born in 1801, and died in 1848, unmarried. 

§ 1004. THOMAS RICHARDSON ROBINSON, 6 (Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born December 4, 1761, and died in 1851. He 
married, December 5, 1783, Jemima Fish, a daughter of David and Lydia Fish. (She 
was a sister of Robert Hazard's wife, and, also, a sister of Andrew Nichols' wife.) She 
was born May 6, 1761, and died in 1846. 

Children of Thomas R. and Jemima (Fish) Robinson 

1747. Abig.\il Robinson, married Nathan C. Hoag. 

1748. Rowland Robinson, married RachelCilpin, of New York. 

§ 1007. AMY ROBINSON, 6 (Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born April 15, 1768, and married, November 28, 1798 (1793?), Robert 
L. Browne-'* (Bowne?), a son of George and Abigail, of New York. 

Children of Robert L. and Amy (Robinson) Browne (Bowne?) 

1749. George Browne (Bowne?), died unmarried. 

1750. Rowland Browne (Bowne?), married and left one daughter. 

§ 1009. JAMES ROBINSON, 6 (Sylvester, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; WiUiam, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born October 3, 1756, and died in 1841. He married, February 7, 
1797, Mary Attmore, of Philadelphia, a daughter of Caleb. She was born in 1771, and 
died in 1856. 

Children of James and Mary (Attmore) Robinson 

1751. William Attmore Robinson, was born in Huntington, Oct. 18, 1797, and died in 1872. He 
married, in 1828, Dorcas Brown Hadwin, of Danby, Vt., who was born March 26, 1807, and died 
in 1872. 

1752. Edward Mott Robinson, was born in 1799, and died in 1865. He married Abby S. Rowland. 

1753. Anna Attmore Robinson, was born inl 801, and died . She married, July 26, 182,0, Stephen 

A. Chase, who died in 1876. 

1754. Sarah Robinson, was born in 1804, and died in infancy. 

1755- Attmore Robinson, twin of Sarah, was born in 1804, and died in . He married Laura Hazard, 

a daughter of Dr. George and Jane {Hull) Hazard. She was born Nov. 4, 1819, and died March 
12, 1915. 

1756. Rowland Robinson, was born in 1806, and died in 1819. 

1757. Sylvester C. Robinson, was born in 1808, and died March 2, 1883. 

§ 1011. MARY ROBINSON, 6 (Sylvester, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born December 15, 1763, and died March 26, 1837. She married, 
May 12, 1785, Jonathan Nichols Hazard, who was born in 1761, and died in 1802. 

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Children of Jonathan N. and Mary (Robinson) Hazard 

1758. James Robinson Hazard, was born Feb. lo, 1789, and married Sarah Barney. 

1759. Stephen Hazard, was born Sept. 10, 1792. 

1760. Jonathan Nichols Hazard, was born Jan. 16, 1795, and married Mary Congdon, a daughter of 
John and Sarah {Kenyan) Congdon. She was born Sept. 12, 1800. 

1761. Alice Robinson Hazard, was born Dec. 12, 1790, and died Jan. 1, 1837, unmarried; being buried 
in the Robinson family burying ground, Point Judith. 

1762. Mary A. Hazard, was born July 3, 1799, and died April 16 (6?), 1855, unmarried. 

1763. Sylvester Robinson Hazard, was born , and, about 1820, married Alice, a daughter of 

Robert Hull. 

§ 1012. ABIGAIL ROBINSON, 6 (Sylvester, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Be- 
noni, 2; George, i), was born in 1769, and died in 1818. She married, February 23, 
1790, Thomas Hull Hazard, who was born March 30, 1765. 

Children of Thomas H. and Abigail (Robinson) Hazard 

1764. Sylvester Hazard, was born March 3, 1791, and died Sept. 16, 1875. He married, July 3, 1817, 
Hannah, a daughter of Stephen Congdon. He married, second, Gulielma M., a daughter of Caleb 
and Waite Babcock. He married, third, Abby C, a daughter of Thomas and Abby Clarke. 

1765. Rowland Robinson Hazard,'" was born Feb. 20, 1792, and died Aug. 21, 1874. He married Anna, 
a daughter of Charles Collins; s. p. 

1766. Sarah Hazard, was born , and married, as second wife, George Congdon. 

1767. George Hazard, was born — -, and married Ann Barnet,'^'' of England. 

1768. Ai.iCE Hazard, married, in February, 1824, Joseph Babcock. 

1769. Mary Ann Hazard,"' married r/iowaj G. Hazard. 

1770. Abby Hazard. 

§ 1015. JOHN BIGLAND (BIGELOW?"^) DOCKRAY, 6 (Mary Robinson, 5; Abi- 
gail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born February 26, 1758, and 
married, September 6, 1779, Mary Congdon, a daughter of William and Freelove (Taylor) 
Congdon. He died September 5, 1821. She died March 12, 1814. 

Children of John B. and Mary (Congdon) Dockray 

1771. Ann Dockray, was born Oct. 18, 1779, and died . She married, March 20 (29?), 1798, Wil- 
liam Brown, a. son oi Gov. George and Hannah (Robinson) Brown . (See No. 1716.) He died April 
5, 1824. 

1772. John Bigland(?) Dockray, was born Oct. 25, 1780, and died . He married, Nov. 8, 1809, 

Mercy Peckham, a daughter of William and Mercy (Perry) Peckham. She died Nov. 29, 1850. 

1773. Mary Dockray, was born May 7, 1784. 

§ 1020. JAMES ROBINSON DOCKRAY, 6 (Mary Robinson, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born April 30, 1766, and married Margaret Old- 
field, a daughter of John (of Newport?). 

Child of James R. and Margaret (Oldfield) Dockray 

1774. John Oldfield Dockray, married, Feb. 28, 1815, Ann Remington, a daughter of John. 
Possibly James and Margaret had other children. 

§ 1021. MARY ROBINSON DOCKRAY, 6 (Mary Robinson, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born May 23, 1768, and died January 27, 1820. 

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She married, November ii, 1790, David Williams, a son of John and Mary (Peckham) 
Williams, of Newport. He was a clock-maker. He died June 29, 1823. 

Children of David and Mary R. (Dockray) Williams 

1776. Thomas Robinson Williams, was born Nov. 4, 1791, and married — . 

1777. Mary Williams, was born Jan. 31, 1795. 

1778. John Dockray Williams, was born Sept. 8, 1797, and married Hannah Brown, a daugliter of 
William and Ann {Dockray) Brown, Oct. 3, 1822. 

1779. Abigail Williams, was born April 23, 1801. 

§ 1024. ABIGAIL ROBINSON, 6 (James, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born in 1766 (1768?), and died in 1805. She married, in 1794, her first 
cousin, John Robinson, a son of John and Sarah (Peckham) Robinson. He married, 
second, Ruth, a daughter of Judge Gardiner. 

Children of John and Abigail (Robinson) Robinson 

1780. James Robinson, was born in 1796, and married Maria Gibbs. 

1780a. Mary Ann Robinson, was born in 1798, and married Mr. Shotwell, in 1825. She died in 1870. 

§ 1029. BENJAMIN ROBINSON, 6 (John, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Be- 
noni, 2; George, i), was born August 5, 1763, and died November 29, 1823. He married, 
in 1791, Elizabeth, a daughter of Deputy-Governor George and Hannah (Robinson) 
Brown. She was born in 1770, and died August 25, 1855. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Brown) Robinson 

1781. George Robinson, was born in 1792, and died July 17, 1795. 

1782. John Robinson, was born Nov. i, 1794, and died Sept. 28, 1841. He married Rnhamah, a daughter 
of Christopher and Elizabeth (Anthony) Robinson; s. p. 

1783. George Robinson, was born Sept. 27, 1796, and died in 1872. He married Mary Wells, May 17, 
1832. Mary was a daughter of Thomas R. Wells, and died March 4, 1838. He married, second, 
March 14, 1839, Juliana Wells, of Hopkinton, who died Jan. 15, 1884. She was an aunt of his first 
wife. 

1784. Sylvester Robinson, was born July 16, 1798, and died in January, 1867. He marriedSzza Noyes, 
a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Babcock) Noyes. 

1785. William Brown Robinson, was born in 1800, and died in 1875. He married Harriet, a daughter 

of Christopher and Elizabeth {Anthony) Robinson. She died . He married, second, her sister, 

Eliza Robinson. 

1786. Hannah Brown Robinson, was born Feb. i, 1802, and died Nov. — , 1838. She married, Dec. 
15, 1834, Elisha Watson, Jr. 

1787. Benjamin Robinson, was born in 1804, and died Nov. 29, 1823. 

1788. Philip Robinson, was born in 1809, and died .'\ug. 12, 1830. 

§ 1030. SARAH ROBINSON, 6 (John, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born December 10, 1764, and married, February 14, 1782, Samuel Tabor, 
of Waterville, Connecticut. He was born October 19 (29?), 1750, and died September 
6, 1798. 

Children of Samuel and Sarah (Robinson) Tabor 

1789. Sarah Tabor, was born Nov. 17, 1782, and married William Miller. 

1790. Samuel Westcott Tabor, was born June 30, 1784, and died, unmarried, at Buenos Ayres, South 
America. He was a brigadier general in the army and translated the Constitution into Spanish for 

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the use of the United States Government. His death was the result of a severe cold, taken while 
crossing the Andes from Chili, to establish a treaty. His life was one rich in adventure. 

1 79 1. Frances Tabor, married Thomas Hubbard. 

1792. Ann Maria Tabor, married G«erdon(?) Miller. 

1793. Eliza Sullivan Tabor, married, as second wife, Thomas Hubbard. 

1794. John Robinson Tabor, married Creagh. 

1795- William Robinson Tabor, married Smith, of Charleston, S. C. 

1796. Sylvester Tabor, died young. 

§ 1031. WILLIAM ROBINSON, 6 (John, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born April 25, 1766, and married, March — , 1802, Phebe Dennison, of 
Stonington, Connecticut, a descendant of John Howland, of the Mayflower. 

Children of William and Phebe (Dennison) Robinson 

1797. Matilda Caroline Robinson. 

1798. William Dennison Robinson. 

1799. Elizabeth Dennison Robinson. 

1800. Phebe Robinson. 

1801. Mary Robinson. 

1802. Eliza Dennison Robinson. 

1803. Samuel Dennison Robinson. 

1804. Julia Gorham Robinson. 

1805. Emma Robinson. 

§ 1032. JOHN ROBINSON, 6 (John, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born December 16, 1767, and died in 1831. He married Abigail (see 
No. 1024), a daughter of James and Ann (Rodman) Robinson. He married, second, 
Ruth, a daughter of Judge Gardiner. 

Children of John Robinson by First Wife 

1806. James Robinson. 

1807. Marion Robinson. 

By Second Wife 

1808. Emily Robinson. 

1809. Elizabeth Robinson. 

1810. Albert Robinson. 

181 1. Edwin Robinson. 

1812. Cornelia Robinson. 

§ 1033. SYLVESTER ROBINSON, 6 (John, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Be- 
noni, 2; George, i), was born July 12, 1769, and died in 1837. He married Eliza, a daugh- 
ter of John and Maria (Pell) Rodman, of Pelham Manor, Westchester County, New York. 

Children of Sylvester and Eliza (Rodman) Robinson 

1813. Isabella Robinson, died in 1844. 

1814. Harriet Robinson, died in 1855, having married Cornelius Prall Macllvaine. 

1815. John Mowatt Robinson, died in 1843. He lived in Florida. 

1816. Frederick DePeyster Robinson, died in 1855. 

1817. Charlotte Mowatt Robinson, was born about 1818, and married James Bowne{?) Townsend, 
of New York. 

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1818. Eliza Robinson, married George Butler, of New York. 

1819. Edward Robinson, died Oct. 28, 1821, at St. Augustine, Fla. 

1820. S\XVESTER Robinson, died young. 

1 82 1. Rowland Robinson. 

§ 1035. JOHN SYLVESTER JOHN GARDINER, 6 (John S., 5; Dr. Sylvester, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in Wales in 1765, and died in 1830 (1836?). 
He married, in 1794, Mary Howard, of Augusta, Maine. He was Rector of Trinity 
Church, Boston. 

Children of John S. J. and Mary (Howard) Gardiner 

1822. William Howard Gardiner, was born in 1797, and died in 1882. He married, in 1823, Caroline 
Perkins, who died in 1867. She was a daughter of Thomas Handasyde Perkins, of Boston. 

1823. Mary Louis.\ G.^rdiner. She married John Peck Cushman,^"' of Boston. 

1824. Eliz.\beth Gardiner, died unmarried. 

§ 1036. ANNE GARDINER, 6 (John S., 5; Dr. Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), married James N. Lithgow. 

Children of James N. and Anne (Gardiner) Lithgow 

1825. Alfred Lithgow, died unmarried. 

1826. Llewellyn Lithgow, died unmarried. 

1827. Louisa Lithgow, married Williams. 

§ 1037. WILLIAM GARDINER, 6 (John S., 5; Dr. Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born , and married Sarah, a daughter of Richard Allen, of Bos- 
ton. 

Children of William and Sarah (Allen) Gardiner 

1828. Margaret Harries Gardiner, married Thomas Nelson, of Castine, Me. 

1829. George Gardiner, married Caroline Tallman, of Bath, Me. 

1830. Mary Anne Gardiner, was born in 1812, and married Isaac Elder, of Portland, Me. 

§ 1038. JOHN BROWNE, 6 (Anne Gardiner, 5; Dr. Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), died in 1814. He married,-^* in 1784, Rosa Mary, a daughter of Admiral 
Sir Richard Hughes, Baronet. 

Children of John and Rosa Mary (Hughes) Browne 

1 831. Arthur Browne, of Newtown, Roscommon, Ireland, was born in 1786, and died in 1870. He mar- 
ried, in 1814, Anna Elizabeth, a daughter of Capt. Richard Clements, having children. 

1832. George Townsend Browne, married , having a son and three daughters. 

§ 1042a. ROBERT HALLOWELL, 6 (Hannah Gardiner, 5; Dr. Sylvester, 4; William, 
3; Benoni, 2; George, 1), was born in 1782, and died in 1864. His name was changed to 
Robert Hallowell Gardiner.^" He married, in 1805, Emma Jane Tudor, of Boston, who 
was born in 1785, and died in 1865. 

Children of Robert Hallowell and Emma J. (Tudor) Gardiner 

1833. Emma Jane Gardiner, was born in 1806, and died in 1845, unmarried. 

1834. Anne Hallowell Gardiner, was born in 1807, and died in 1876. She married, in 1832, Francis 
Richards, who was born in 1805, and died in 1858. 

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1835. Francis Richard Gardiner,-"" was born in 1809, and tiied in 1858. 

1836. Robert Hallovvell Gardiner, was born in 1810 (1809?), and died in 1886. He married, in 1842, 
Sarah Fenwick Jones, who was born in 1814, and died in 1869; s. p. 

1837. Delia Tudor Gardiner, was born in 1812, and died in 1836. She married, in 1834, George Jones; 
s. p. 

1838. Lucy Vaughan Gardiner, was born in 1814, and died in 1847, unmarried. 

1839. John William Tudor Gardiner, was born in 1817, and died in 1879. He married, in 1854, Ann 
Elizabeth {Hays) West, a daughter of John Hays, of Carlisle, Tenn.; children. 

1840. Henrietta Gardiner, was born in 1820, and died in 1880. She married in 1846, Richard Sullivan; 
s. p. 

1 841. Frederic Gardiner, was born in 1822, and died in 1889. He married Caroline, a daughter of Wil- 
liam Vaughan, of Hallowell, Me. He was a clergyman of the Episcopal Church. 

1842. Eleanor Harriet Gardiner. ■"'- 

§ 1043. JAMES DUMARESQUE, 6 (Rebecca Gardiner, 5; Dr. Sylvester, 4; William, 
3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1771, and was drowned in the Kennebec River in 
1826. He married, in 1797, Sarah, a daughter of Ebenezer Farwell, of Vassalboro, 
Maine. 

Children of James and Sarah (Farwell) Dumaresque 

1843. Philip Dumaresque, of Swan Island, was born in 1804, and died in 1863. He married, in 1836, 
Margaretta, a daughter of Francis Deblois, of Boston. 

1844. J.\ne Frances Rebecca Dumaresque, married Thomas Handasyde Perkins, of Boston. 

1845. Louisa Dumaresque, married John Rice Blake, having no children. 

§ 1053. HANNAH B. WHIPPLE,"" 6 (Abigail Gardiner, 5; Dr. Sylvester, 4; William, 
3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born , and married Frederic Allen. 

Children of Frederic and Hannah (Whipple) Allen 

1846. Charles Edward Allen. 

1847. Hannah Allen. 

1848. Eleanor Ann Allen, married Martin Gay, M.D., of Boston, having a child, Martin Gay. 

1849. Margaret Allen, married Elton; s. p. 

1850. Augustus Allen, died unmarried. 

§ 1067. JOHN GARDINER, 6 (Caleb, 5; Benjamin, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; George, 
i), was born in 1778, and married Lydia Gardiner, a daughter of Daniel and Eliza Gar- 
diner. She was born in 1778, and died August 7, 1841. 

Children of John and Lydia (Gardiner) Gardiner 

18500. John Gardiner, was born in 1799, and died Aug. 25, 1821. He married Lydia Ely, a daughter of 

John and Susannah; s. p. 
18506. Silas H. Gardiner, was born Jan. 17, 1803, and died Sept. 5, 1857. He married Charlotte Coggswell, 

who was born Feb. 9, 1813, and died Aug. 22, 1880. 
185OC. Daniel H. Gardiner, was born Nov. 7, 1807, and died Sept. 8, 1875. He married Joanna Sweet, 

who was born April 29, 1810 (i8i2?),and died Jan. 9, 1889. She was a daughter of Jonathan Y. 

and Margaret (Greene) Sweet. 
i8$od. Louisa Gardiner, was born April 30 (20?), 1810, and died Dec. 10, 1892. She married Leonard 

Doty, who was born March 2, 1812, and died March 6, 1882. 
18506. Minerva Gardiner, married Darius Mead. 

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§ 1081a. OLIVER GARDINER, 6 (Paris, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1768, and married, March i, 1796, Abigail, a daughter of Daniel 
Tefft. 

Children of Oliver and Abigail (Tefft) Gardiner 

1851. Stephen Gardiner, married E/isa Tefft. 

1851a. Olive Gardiner. 

18516. Benjamin Gardiner. 

1851C. Robert Gardiner, died unmarried. 

iSsiff. Harriet Gardiner, married Spencer. 

i85ie. Eliza Gardiner, married John Whitehorn. 
1851/. Henry Gardiner, was born in 1798. 

§ 1081b. MARY GARDINER, 6 (Paris, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; 

George, i), was born , and married Joshua Curtis, possibly a son of Samuel and 

Amey (Case) Curtis. 

Children of Joshua and Mary (Gardiner) Curtis 

1853. Mary Curtis, married Alfred Holley. 

1854. Susan Curtis, died unmarried. 

1855. Lizzie Curtis, married Chase. 

1856. Luke Curtis, married Adams. She married, second, Carpenter. 

§ 1081c. SUSAN GARDINER, 6 (Paris, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born November 3, 1773, and died June 24, 1855. She married Peter 
Holley, who was born in February, 1763, and died September 3, 1852. 

Children of Peter and Susan (Gardiner) Holley 

1857. Meribah Tabor Holley, was born in 1800, and died in New York State (Brooklyn), Nov. 23, 
1844,"" aged 49 years, 9 months, and 1 6 days. She married Samuel Oatley. 

1858. Alfred Holley, married Mary Curtis, a daughter of Joshua and Mary {Gardiner) Curtis. 

1859. John Holley, married Afary 5/a«/o«. (See No. 2064.) 

i860. Sar.\h Holley, was born in October, 1792, and died Dec. 28, 1822, aged 30 years, 2 months, 11 
days. She married John Peckham Rathbone Potter, a son of Robert and Rebecca (Peckham) Potter. 
He married, second, Penelope Tefft, a daughter ol Gardiner and Waite (Eldridge) Tefft. 

1 861. Mary Holley, married Rowland Gardiner, a son of Benoni and Eliza {Potter) Gardiner. (See 
No. 2064.) 

§ 1081d. BENONI GARDINER, 6 (James, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; 

George, i), was born , and married, first, Eliza Potter, and second, Sally Tefft, 

who was born November 27, 1783. 

Children of Benoni Gardiner by First Wife 

1862. Rouse Gardiner, married Mary Card. 

1863. John G.\rdiner, married Susan Peckham, a daughter oi Benjamin and Abigail {Oatley) Peckham. 

1864. Rowland Gardiner, married Ann Holley, a daughter of John and Mary {Stanton) Holley. (See 
No. 205Q.) 

1865. Easton Gardiner, died unmarried. 

1866. Rodman Gardiner, married, in England, Margaret , who married a second time. 

1867. Eliza Gardiner, married Rowland Gardiner, her first cousin."" 

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By Second Wife 

1868. Dorcas Gardiner, was born March 6, 1819, and married Joshua C. Tucker, May 20, 1842. She died 
May 19, 1888. 

1869. Mary Gardiner, married Jonathan Congdon. 

1870. Nathaniel Gardiner, died unmarried. 

1871. Benoni Gardiner, died unmarried. 

§ 1081e. DORCAS GARDINER, 6 (James, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1773, and died in 1851. She married James Knowles, a son of 
Robert. He was born in 1759, and died in 1824. 

Children of James and Dorcas (Gardiner) Knowles 

1872. James Knowles, was born in March, 1795, and died in February, 1871. 

1873. Robert Knowles, was born , and married Mercy Tucker. 

1874. Ro\vland Knowles. 

1875. Henry Knowles, married Rachel Tucker. 

1876. Abby Knowles. 

1877. Fanny Knowles, married E/!J'a/j Tefft. 

1878. Harriet Knowles, married Sumner Stewart. 

1879. Sarah Knowles, married John Hopkins. 

1880. Mary Knowxes, married Morton Smith. 

1881. Dorcas Knowles. 

1882. Diana Knowles, married Stephen G. Tefft. 

§ 1098. DANIEL GARDINER, 6 (Daniel, 5; Daniel, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, 
i), was born in New London, Connecticut, in 1764-5 ("May loth, on Sunday"), and 
died in 1 789, at Gardiner's Lake, Connecticut. He married, July i , 1 786-5 ( ?) , in the Congre- 
gational Church, Norwich, Connecticut, Anna Crocker, who was born October 27, 1767, 
and died in December, 1835, at Rochester, New York. She married, second, in February, 
I797i John Crocker. Daniel Gardiner enlisted in Captain Waterman's Company, 
Twentieth Regiment, and served during 1781 and 1782. (See Connecticut, in the Revo- 
lutionary official records.) 

Children of Daniel and Ann (Crocker) Gardiner 

1886. Giles Gardiner, was born in 1787 or 1788, and married Flora Fish. 

1887. Daniel Gardiner, was born Oct. 11,'-' 1789, and married Prudence Whipple. 

§ 1104. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 6 (Daniel, 5; Daniel, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born March 27, 1778, and died June 21, 1814. He married, June 21, 1804, 
Sarah Wright, who was born June 19, 1779, at East Haddam, Connecticut, and died 
March 15, 1813. He died at Warehouse Point, Connecticut. His wife was a daughter 
of Samuel and Rebecca Wright. 

Children of Nicholas and Sarah (Wright) Gardiner 

1888. Rebecca Di.xon Gardiner, was born March 16, 1805. (See No. i8q2.) 

1889. Elizabeth Clarke Gardiner, was born April 19, 1807, and died in 1863. She married, in 1837, 
Jonathan Olmstead. 

1890. Eunice Wright Gardiner, was born June 9, 1809, and married, March 26, i&y), Harvey Gillett. 

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1891. Nicholas G. Gardiner, was born Sept. 16, 1811 (1816?). 

1892. Robert Dixon Gardiner, was born March 16, 1805, and married, Sept. 5, 1837, Phebe Gardiner 

Miller, as his first wife. (See No. 18SS.) 

§ 1117. AVERY SMITH, 6 (Richard, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1780, and died in 1836.^°^ His wife died in 1838, aged eighty- 
four. Avery Smith held the rank of Colonel in the War of 1812, and served with the 
One Hundred and Third Regiment, under General Hugh Brady, through the war. In 
1826 he represented Yates County in the Assembly, and was always a prominent and 
influential citizen. His family numbered twelve(?) children. He married Lament, a 
daughter of David Wagener. 

Children of Avery and Lament (Wagener) Smith 

1893. Elizabeth A. Smith, married William Armstrong, of Seneca, Ontario Co. 

1894. David W. Smith, married Sarah A., a daughter oi George V. Hazzard, of Milo, N. Y. 

1895. Richard M. Smith, married Elizabeth A. Beach, of New Windsor, Orange Co. He was, for nearly 
20 years, the U. S. Indian Agent for Michigan, and was lost on the steamer "Coburn, in Lake Huron, 
Oct. 20, 1871, while in the discharge of his duties. 

1896. Rebecca W. Smith, married Zenas P. Wise, of Benton. 



1897 
1898 
1899 
1900 
1901 
1902 
1903 



Jackson J. Smith, removed to a place near St. Anthony, Minn. 

Sarah L. Smith, married Thomas Briggs, of Milo, N. Y. 

Mary M. Smith, married, as a second wife, Thomas Briggs, of Milo, N. Y. 

Avery A. Smith, removed to Eugene City, Ore., where he married . 

George S. Smith, removed to Texas. 

Rachel J. Smith, married Mr. Dunn, of Dundee, and removed to Kansas. 

Charles T. Smith, married and removed to Kansas. 



§ 1118. SARAH SMITH, 6 (Richard, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born August i, 1780,'°' and married, July 7, 1803, James Lee, who was 
born in Hudson, New York, January 15, 1780, and died in Milo, New York, in 1868. 
She died in 1858, aged seventy-seven years. They settled, first, near his brother, Thomas 
Lee, and removed, in 1806, to a place near the Keuka Lake, in South Milo. In 1818 he 
purchased the mill property of his father-in-law, Richard Smith, and his brother-in-law, 
Colonel Avery Smith, and lived on the farm adjoining, thereafter leading a quiet, exem- 
plary life. He died at the residence of his son-in-law, Robert Roberts, in Milo. His mill 
was burned in 1825, the fire, it is said, originating by the firing of the militia in the vicinity, 
the night before a grand rendezvous at Geneva, to pay honor to General Lafayette. 

Children of James and Sarah (Smith) Lee 

1904. Elizabeth A. Lee, was born Sept. 22, 1804, and married Lorenzo Pratt, of Geneva. She died 
Jan. II, 1880. 

1905. Daniel S. Lee, was born May 30, 1806, at Milo, and married LoKro GawJy. He died Sept. 26, 1854. 

1906. Mary A. Lee, was born July i, 1808, married John Clark, and died Oct. 21, 1879. 

19060. Avery S. Lee, was born Sept. 22, 1810, and died June 14, 1844. He married Sarah Look, of Steuben 

County. 
19066. Sarah J. Lee, was born Sept. 12, 1812, and married Robert Roberts; s. p. 

1907. David R. Lee, was born in 181 5. 

1908. Susan W. Lee, was born May 6, 1817, and married Charles Sidway. 

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1909. James B. Lee, was born April 17, 1819, and died in September, 1886. He married 5e>»a»</(0 Chadwick, 
in 1843, who died in June, 1891. 

1910. Russell J. Lee, was born May 26, 1821, and married Elizabeth Clule, of Mt. Morris, N. Y. 

1911. Sophia P. Lee, was born June 20, 1823, and married Mortimer Hopkins, of New York, emigrating 
to San Francisco. 

§ 1123a. RODERICK GARDINER, 6 (Jonathan, 5; Jonathan, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born July 20, 1788, in Bozrah, Connecticut. He mariied, May 23, 
1813, Eunice Miner, and died in January, 1849. 

Children of Roderick and Eunice (Miner) Gardiner 

1912. Dred(?) Hyde Gardiner, was born Feb. 11, i8i2(?). 

1912a. Ulysses Selden Gardiner, was born Sept. 16, 1805 (1815?), and married Lttc^i Abel, of Colchester. 

1913. Adolphus Morgan Gardiner, was born Aug. 10, 1817. 

1914. Andrew Jackson Gardiner, was born Feb. 20, 1819. 

1915. Russell Smith Gardiner, was born Nov. 15, 1820, and married, March 13, 1845, Fanny Abe!, of 
Norwich. 

1916. Lucius Leander Gardiner, was born Aug. 13, 1823, and married, in 1858, Maples, who was 

a widow, in Bozrah, Conn. 

1917. Mary Miranda Gardiner, was born Oct. 10, 1824. 

1918. Austin Gardiner, was born July 2, 1826. 

1919. Anson Gardiner, was born May 19, 1829. 

1920. Albert Avery Gardiner, was born Aug. 26, 1831. 

1921. Eunice Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Aug. 24, 1833. 

1922. Elisha Miner Gardiner, was born July 13, 1836. 

§ 1123b. JERUSHA GARDINER, 6 (Jonathan, 5; Jonathan, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born November 24, 1783, and married, October 12, 1802, Colonel 
Avery Morgan, of Groton, Connecticut, a son of William Avery Morgan. Their first 
two children were born in Groton, and the other five in Colchester, Connecticut. 

Children of Avery and Jerusha (Gardiner) Morgan 

1923. Lyman Gardiner Morgan, was born Dec. 31, 1803, and married, Sept. 30, 1828, Elizabeth Worth- 
inglon Newton, of Colchester. 

1924. Lydia Smith Morgan, was born Oct. 7, 1806, and married, Jan. — , i8io,Eliphalet Adams Bulkley, 
who was born June — , 1804, in Colchester, being a son of John Charles and Sarah (Tainter) Bulkley. 

1925. Jedediah Starr Morgan, was born Sept. i, 1809, and married, April 23, 1827, Caroline Adams. 

1926. William Avery Morgan, was born Sept. 2, 1812. He married, Aprils, 18^5, Sarah Diana Ingham, 
and died Jan. 8, 1848. She died Dec. 2, 185-. 

1927. Mary Gardiner Morgan, was born Sept. 24, 1815, and married. May — , 1838, Frederick M. 
Greene. 

1928. Nathan Morgan, was born Oct. 22, 1818, and married, Feb. 14, 1842, Mary B. Churchill, of Port- 
land, who died in June, 1852. 

1929. Henry Parker Morgan, was born in July, 1821, and married, in April, 1850, Eunice Hicks, of 
Brooklyn. 

§ 1123c. MARY GARDINER, 6 (Jonathan, 5; Jonathan, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born January 10, 1786, and married in Bozrah, Connecticut, May 10, 
1810, Charles Bringham, a son of Nathan and Servial (Sabine) Bringham, of Bozrah. 
He was born in October, 1787 (1784?). 

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136 The Gardiners 



Children of Charles and Mary (Gardiner) Bringham 

1930. Harriet Bringham, was born March 6, 181 1, and married, Aug. 27, 1844, J. Edward Millarel. 

1931. Lucius Bringham, was born June 21, 1813, and died in April, 1814. 

1932. Lucius Bringham, 2d, was born Feb. 4, 1815, at Mount Morris. 

1933. Jerusha Bringham, was born Jan. 14, 1819. 

§ 1130. MERCY GARDINER, 6 (Oliver, 5; Isaac, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), 
was born May 27, 1771, and married, October 2, 1791, Wanton Rice. 

Children of Wanton and Mercy (Gardiner) Rice 

1934. Oliver Gardiner Rice, was born Oct. 9, 1792. 

1935. William Warren Rice, was born Oct. 27, 1795. 

1936. Mercy Ann Rice, was born Nov. 15, 1798. 

§ 1139a. GEORGE GARDINER, 6 (Othniel, 5 ; Benoni, 4; Isaac, 3 ; Benoni, 2 ; George, 
i), was born about 1762.'"'^ His father was married August 16, 176 1. He died at Troy, 
New York, in 1843. He married Louisa Dawley. She may have been a daughter of 
Daniel and Hannah (Sweet), as their only son was named Daniel. If she was the daugh- 
ter of Daniel Dawley, then she could have been but sixteen years of age when she was 
married. He married, second, Dawley, and third, Douglass. 

Children of George Gardiner 

1936a. Emma G.-vrdiner, married John Patterson, of Troy, N. Y., and was tlie mother of Elias J. Patterson, 
a lawyer of 1 1 1 Broadway, New York. 

19366. Olivia Gardiner, married Elias Patterson, and was the mother of Commodore Thomas Patterson,'"^ 
U. S. N. 

1936c. Daniel Gardiner, was born Aug. 21, 1799, and died Jan. 12, 1863. He married Ann Terry, a daugh- 
ter of Seth Terry, of Hartford, Conn. 

I936d. Mary Gardiner, married D. C. S. Goodrich, of Troy, N. Y. 

19366. Jesse Gardiner, died single. 

1936/. Louisa Gardiner, married John A. Hale, of Troy, N. Y. 

1936^. George Gardiner, ""a was born in 1786, and died in 1826. 

§ 1151. CHRISTOPHER GARDINER, 6 (Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; Henry, 3; Henry, 
2; George, i), was born in I762(?), and married . 

Children of Christopher Gardiner 

1937. Henry Gardiner. 

1938. Christopher Gardiner. 

1939. Mary Gardiner, married Gardiner. 

1940. Hannah Gardiner, married George C. Rodney. 

1941. George Gardiner, married Abby Browne. 

1942. Elizabeth Gardiner, married Chapman. 

§ 1152. JAMES GARDINER, 6 (Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; Henry, 3; Henry, 2; 
George, i), was born about 1766, and married Lucas. 

Children of James and — (Lucas) Gardiner 

1943. Francis Gardiner, died young. 

1944. Lazell Gardiner. He and Z,«a«(fo were twins. 

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1945. LuciNDA Gardiner, married Burtell. 

1946. Elizabeth Gardiner, married in Canada. 

1947. Phebe Gardiner, married a Scotchman. 

1948. Robert Gardiner, married, first, Laura Etlioll, and, second, Sarah Barber. 

§ 1153. ROBERT HAZARD GARDINER, 6 (Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; Henry, 3; 
Henry, 2; George, i), was born May 25, 1795.''" He married Lucinda Grant ElHott, 
April 7, 1825. 

Children of Robert Hazard Gardiner 

1949. Oscar Gardiner, was born Jan. 25, 1825, and married, March 20, 184S, Lydia A. Sherman, who died 
April 2, 1888. He married, second, Hannah J. Northup, April — , 1889. 

Edgar G.\rdiner, was born Dec. 15, 1827, and married Brownell. 

RuFUS Gardiner, was born Oct. 30, 1829, and married . 



1950 
1951 
1952 
1953 
1954 
1955 



Daniel Gardiner, was born April i, 1832, and died Aug. — , 1833. 
Darwin Gardiner. 
Charles Gardiner. 
Mary Gardiner. 



§ 1154. MARY GARDINER, 6 (Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; Henry, 3; Henry, 2 ; George, 
i), was born January 19, 1781, and died March 28 (25?), 1864. She married, in 1800, 
Clark Rodman, a son of Robert and Margaret (Carpenter) Rodman. He was born Feb- 
ruary 16, 1781, and died April 12, 1859. 

Children of Clark and Mary (Gardiner) Rodman 

1956. Christopher Rodman, was born July 18, 1801, and married Nancy Tabor, of Newport. 

1957. Margaret Rodman, was born May 13, 1803, and marrieA Elisha Kinyon. 

1958. D.^niel Rodman, was born Aug. 3, 1805, and died Aug. 5, 1880. He married £//3rt5rot(;«. 

1959- Clark Rodman, was born Sept. 3, 1808, and died March 25, 1864. He married, first, Fanny Cundall, 
and, second, Sarah Straight. 

i960. Elizabeth Rodman, was born July 11, 1810, and died Feb. 8, 1867. She married William Ham- 
mond. 

1961. Mary Ann Rodman, was born March 16, 1813, and died young. 

1962. Robert Rodman, was born Sept. 5, 1815, and died young. 

1963. Robert Rodman, 2d, was born Oct. 9, 1818 (1819?), and married .Almira Taylor. 

1964. Phebe Rodman, was born Feb. 13, 1822, and married William E. Pierce, of North Kingstown. 

1965. Thomas C. Rodman, was born April 25, 1826, and died Oct. 8, 1864 (1869?). He married Caroline 
Sherman. 

§ 1162. RODMAN HAZARD, 6 (Henry, 5; Mary Gardiner, 4; Henry, 3; Henry, 2; 
George, i), was born October 25, 1775, and died March 3, 1845. He married Lucy 
Vaughan, who was born May 3, 1775, and died December 6, 1839, in Hancock, Massa- 
chusetts. 

"DIED. 
At his residence in Hancock, on Saturday, March 8, afew minutes before 10 o'clock p. M., 
the Hon. Rodman Hazard. 

He had been suffering from a disease of the heart for some months, was aware of its in- 
curable nature and of its liability to terminate his existence at an unexpected moment. 

He 



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He had been as comfortable through the day and evening preceding his death as usual, 
had seen company and appeared unusually cheerful. A few minutes after retiring to 
bed, while conversing with Mrs. Hazard, his breathing became obstructed, and in a 
moment, before assistance could be had to raise his head from the pillow, he ceased to live. 
Mr. Hazard was born at Hancock, in the County of Berkshire, on the 25th of October, 
1775, of parents who had emigrated from South Kingstown in the State of Rhode Island. 
They were among the first settlers in what was then called Jericho Hollow. The farm 
where they settled was primitive forest. . . . Some years afterwards the neighboring 
inhabitants erected a log schoolhouse, where the subject of this notice received his earliest 
education, in the short periods of each year when the people felt able to maintain a 
school. At fourteen years of age he was apprenticed to John Levallier, of Lanesborough, — 
tanner, currier and shoemaker, to obtain a knowledge of these trades. About two years 
afterwards, on the death of Levallier, he hired to Levi Clark, of Lanesborough, as a jour- 
neyman shoemaker and tanner, with whom he remained several years, securing by his 
industry, fidelity and uprightness of deportment the confidence of all who knew him. 
After his marriage he returned to Hancock, where he cultivated a farm upon shares 
during the summer, and carried on the shoemaking business in the winter, until 1812, 
when he put in operation the first carding, fulling and cloth-dressing machines in Hancock. 
About the same time he commenced the manufacture of satinett cloths. He carried on 
the business of manufacturing more or less extensively from that time until within two 
or three years of his death. 

In May, 1806, he was first returned a member of the General Court, and nine years, 
from 1806 to 1823, was a member of the House of Representatives. 
During the stormy political period immediately preceding and during the War of 1812, 
he represented his town with distinguished firmness and abilit}'. 

In 1820 he was chosen a delegate to the Convention to alter and revise the Constitution 
of the State. In 1824 he was a member of the Senate, and on the 28th of May, on joint 
ballot of the two houses, he was chosen a member of the Governor's Council. In 1825 
he was again elected to the Senate and assisted as one of that body at the ceremony of 
laying the cornerstone of Bunker Hill Monument by General Lafayette. 
In 1807 he received his first commission as a Justice of the Peace, and its renewal, when- 
ever it expired, by succeeding administrations up to the time of his decease, attests the 
fidelity and impartiality with which he discharged the duties of the office. 
In June, 1840, he left the United States to make a short tour of Europe. He visited 
London, Manchester, Liverpool, and nearly all the other cities in England, Scotland, 
Ireland and France. . . . 

His early opportunities for acquiring education were exceedingly limited, but that de- 
ficiency was to a great extent remedied by the daily habit of reading, study and reflec- 
tion, which he adopted on arriving at manhood. History, philosophy, politics, math- 
ematics and the natural sciences were cultivated with a keen relish, which shortly in a 
good degree compensated for his early disadvantages. Early in life he constructed a 
20-inch Terrestrial Globe, which was finished with singular accuracy and neatness. He 
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His is but another example of the obstacles which may be overcome by untiring indus- 
try and perseverance; and the respect and confidence which are secured by moral upright- 
ness. Without any of the advantages of wealth, early opportunity or powerful family 
influence, he became, solely by the force of his own perseverance and intellect, one of 
the most wealthy and influential citizens. 

In all the relations of father, friend, citizen, magistrate and representative, he discharged 
his duties with singular fidelity. In him the poor have lost a friend, the widow and the 
orphan a protector and the town an exemplary and just citizen." 

Children of Rodman and Lucy (Vaughan) Hazard 

1966. Wanton H.'VZARD, was born May i8, 1797, and died in 1873. He married Elcy Stafford, who was 
born Feb. 9, 1797, and died in 1876. 

1967. Eunice Ha2.\rd, was born Feb. 16, 1799, and died June 27, 1835. She married, in Hancock, Mass., 
Joshua Gorton, who was born Dec. 18, 1796, and died June 3, 1879. 

1968. Rodman Hazard, was born April 20, 1800, in Hancock, and died Dec. 6, 1886. He married Elsie 
Corey, who was born in 1801, and died in 1865. 

1969. Laura Hazard, was born Sept. 28, 1802, and died Nov. 15, 1848. She married James Gardiner. 

1970. Diana Hazard, was born Aug. 31, 1805, and died Aug. 5, 1850. She married /. B. Levensworlh. 
No issue. 

1971. Thomas Hazard, was born Aug. 18, 1807, and died Aug. 8, 1873. He married, first, Deborah Thomas, 
and, second, Amanda Collins. 

1972. Almira H.\zard, was born Oct. 23, 1809, and died March 7, 1811. 

197.3- Mary Hazard, was born Nov. 11, 181 1, and was Hving in 1896. She belonged to the Shaker Society. 

§ 1163. MARY HAZARD, 6 (Henry, 5; Mary Gardiner, 4; Henry, 3 ; Henry, 2 ; George, 
i), was born November 25, 1778, and married Simeon Whitman. 

Children of Simeon and Mary (Hazard) Whitman 

1974. Rodman Whitman. 

1975. Maria Whitman. 

1976. Nelson Whitman. 

1977. Patty Whitman. 

§ 1165e. MARINUS GARDINER,^" 6 (Samuel E., 5; Samuel, 4; Ephraim, 3; Henry, 
2; George, i), was born April 9, 1805, and married Mary, a daughter of Peter Phillips. 
She was born in 1818, and died January 26, 1872. 

Children of Marinus and Mary (Phillips) Gardiner 

1978. Samuel Peter Gardiner, was born in December, 1848, and died Aug. 3, 1898. 

1979. Esther Ferdinand Gardiner, was born in 1848, and died at the age of eight months. 

1980. Cornelia Gardiner, was born in i848(?), and died in 1848, aged eight months. 

§ 1165h. WILLIAM HENRY GARDINER,^'^ 5 (Samuel E., 5; Samuel, 4; Ephraim, 
3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born July 20, 1811, and married Maria Allen, who was born 
in 1827, and died in 1850, in her thirty-first(?) year. There are supposed to have been 
children. 

§ 1166d. HENRY GARDINER, 6 (James, 5; Nicholas, 4; Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; 
George, i), was born about 1775, and married Abigail Stedman. He was born at Tyring- 

ham, 



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ham, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and died at South Lee, Massachusetts, in 1844. 
His wife died in 1864. 

Children of Henry and Abigail (Stedman) Gardiner 

1 98 1. William Gardiner. 

1982. James Gardiner. 

1983. Hannah Gardiner. 

1984. Alanson Gardiner, was born April 20, 1816, at Tyringham, Mass., and married, Sept. 27, 1842, 
Sarah Price Morgan. She was born June 8, 1821, at Stockbridge, Mass., and died July 26, 1875. 

§ 1176. GEORGE B. GARDINER, 6 (Nicholas E., 5; Christopher, 4; Ephraim, 3; 

Henry, 2; George, i), was born in 1787, and died in 1859. He married Lucy Ann , 

who was born in 1798, and died November 17, 1841. 

Children of George B. and Lucy Ann Gardiner 

1984a. Eunice B. Gardiner, died Oct. 26, 1835, aged 19 years, 7 months and 22 days. 
19846. Penelope Gardiner, died Aug. i, 1834, aged 7 years, 5 months and 8 days. 
1984;;. Sarah Penelope Gardiner, died March 2, 1835, aged i year, 8 months and 8 days. 

§ 1177. EUNICE BRIGHT GARDINER, 6 (Nicholas, 5; Christopher, 4; Ephraim, 3; 
Henry, 2; George, i), was born August 28, 1788, and married, March 25, 1810, John 
Russel Pearce (Langworthy Pearce?). She died at Bloomfield, Connecticut, June 5, 
1871. 

Children of John Russel and Eunice Bright (Gardiner) Pearce 

1985. Christopher Pearce. 

1986. Eunice Pearce, was born , and married Solomon Hoxsie, of Philadelphia. 

1987. John Pearce. 

1988. Sarah Pearce, was born , and died . She married George F. Ralhbone. 

1989. Louisa Pearce, was born , and died . She imirned Leander Boyd, of Portsmouth, R. I. 

1990. Duty J. Pearce, was born — , and died . He married Ella Kilgrow, of Cincinnati. 

§ 1179. CHRISTOPHER GARDINER, 6 (Nicholas E., 5; Christopher, 4; Ephraim, 3; 
Henry, 2; George, i), was born December 2, 1791, and died September i, 1855, in his 
sixty-fourth year. He married Mary Potter Fellows, of Stonington, Connecticut, June 
16, 1821, a daughter of Asa and Sarah (Gardiner) Fellows. 

Children of Christopher and Mary Potter (Fellows) Gardiner 

19900. Asa Fellows Gardiner, was born — — — . 

19906. Mary Easton Gardiner, was born , and married Alonzo Greenman; s. p. 

§ 1181. ELIZABETH GARDINER, 6 (Nicholas, 5; Christopher, 4; Ephraim, 3; 
Henry, 2; George, i), was born November 23, 1794, and died June 4, 1873. She married, 
March 2, 1825, as second wife, John G. Larkin, her cousin. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Larkin 

1991. H. Elizabeth Larkin, was born , and married William H. Gardiner, of Jamestown. 

1992. Maria W. Larkin, was born , and married, as second wife, LeanderSoj/d, of Portsmouth, R. I. 

§ 1197. 



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§ 1197. JOHN HAZARD, 6 (.Sarah Gardiner, 5; Nathan, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1775, and died in 1806. He married, in April, 1800, Frances 
Gardiner, a daughter of Sarah (Hazard) and Captain Daniel Gardiner, of Newport. 
Sarah Hazard was a daughter of Mayor George Hazard, of Newport, Rhode Island. 

Children of John and Frances (Gardiner) Hazard 

1993. Martha Hazard, was born about 1801, and died . She married Osmiis Slillman; s. p. 

1994. Frances Hazard, was born in 1803, and died . She married, May 11, 1^27, Elnalhan Drown, 

* who died in January, 1830. She married, second, as second wife, Osmus Stillman; s. p. She 

had one child by her first huslaand, Frances, who married Theophilus Hyde. 

§ 1197a. NATHAN G. HAZARD, 6 (Sarah Gardiner, 5; Nathan, 4; Nicholas, 3; 

George, 2; George, i), was born , and married, after his brother's death, his widow, 

Frances (Gardiner) Hazard. 

Children of Nathan G. and Frances (Gardiner) Hazard 

1995. William Robinson Hazard, was born Jan. 11, 1810, and died Sept. 26, 1873. He married Sarah, 
a daughter of Joseph and Mary ( Norris) Potter. 

1996. Sarah G. Hazard, was born July 2, 181 1, and died, unmarried. 

1997. Cath.\rine Hazard, was born June 2, 1816 (1818?), and married Peleg Noyes, of Westerly, R. I. 

1998. John Hazard, was born .'\pril 30, 1821, and died unmarried. 

§ 1215. CALEB N. GARDINER, 6 (Nicholas, 5; Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; 

George, i), married Sarah . His grandfather, Caleb, gave him, by will, one half 

of his homestead farm, twenty acres. To his wife he gave all his household goods. This 
homestead farm was possibly the farm now owned by the heirs of Robert Noyes, Esquire. 

Child of Caleb and Sarah Gardiner 

1999. C.\LEB Gardiner, married jV/ary . In I78l(?) his father gave him, by deed, 40 acres adjoin- 
ing the Rose(?) land. He died in 1806. On Sept. 26, 1806, was made the inventory of his estate, 
and on Aug. 10, 1807, that of the estate of Mary Gardiner, with John Hagadorn, as administrator. 

§ 1216. ELISHA R. GARDINER, 6 (Nicholas, 5; Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; 
George, i). He married Thankful, a widow, and is mentioned, as a grandson, in Elisha 
Reynold's will. He owned and occupied the house, in Kingston Hill, now known as the 
"Aldrich House." He was a man of shrewdness, intelligence and remarkable wit, but 
was somewhat unpolished. His son, Alfred Gardiner, was a teacher in the Kingstown 
Academy, an excellent, mild-tempered man, who, for several years, bore the title of 
"Master Gardiner." Two things touching the spirit and character of "Master Gardiner" 
are well worth mentioning. Whenever he felt it his duty to call a boy up for misconduct, 
requiring a punishment with the old-fashioned ferrule, his main strength seemed to be 
used in holding the ferrule back, lest it should hurt the hand of the culprit. The other thing 
is that he subsequently entered the ministry and was installed over a Baptist church. 
This indicates a very commendable combination of mental and moral qualities. 
Elisha R. Gardiner was a farmer, and a deputy sheriff. He was a very large, muscular 
man, doing, at one time, a great business, but by endorsing for supposed friends and 
having a large family to support, he was forced to put his property under the hammer. 

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Afterwards, he and his family, in a large wagon with two horses, took their leave, one 
beautiful May morning, of "Little Rest Hill," and departed to the new country, as it was 
called, near Albany, New York. He died in 1825. 

Children"-" of Elisha R. and Thankful Gardiner 

1999a. Sarah (Susannah?) Gardiner, married, first, John Helme, and, second, Rev. Israel Washburn. The 
Vital Records (James N. Arnold) give tliis name as Susannah who married John Clarke. Rev. Haga- 
dorn Wells gives it as Sarah. His autliority should be held unquestionable. 

2000. Alfred Gardiner, was born about 1794, and married Nancy Brown, and, second, Hannah J. Bilden, 
of Rensselaerville, New York. 

2000a. Alonzo Gardiner, was born in 1797. 

20006. Nicholas R. Gardiner, died Aug. 13, 1813, in his 21st year. He was called Eldest Son and was born 
in 1793- 

§ 1216b. SARAH GARDINER, 6 (Nicholas, 5; Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1781, and died August 4, 1837. She married Asa Fellows. Her 
mother, in her will, made her sole heir to her estate. This estate was possibly the farm 
now known as the "Noyes Farm," just below Kingston Hill. She is buried on this 
farm. Tradition says it was formerly the property of her grandfather, Caleb Gardiner. 

Child of Asa and Sarah (Gardiner) Fellows 

2001. Mary Fellows. She married, Jane 16, 1821, Christopher Gardiner, who washornDec. 2, 1791, and 
died Sept. I, 1855. 

§ 1218. MARY MAWNEY, 6 (Experience Gardiner, 5; Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 
2 ; George, i), was born April 25, 1779, and died July 26, 1835. She married, July 9, iSlo, 
Elisha Reynolds Potter, who was born November 5, 1764, and died September 26, 1735. 

Children of Elisha R. and Mary (Mawney) Potter 

2002. Elish.\ Reynolds Potter, was born June 20, 1811, and died unmarried. 

2003. Thomas Potter, was born May 4, 1813, and died young (June 15, 1814). 

2004. Thomas Mawney Potter, was born Aug. 12, 1814. He was a surgeon in the U. S. Navy, and died 
unmarried. 

2005. William Henry Potter, was born Nov. 2, 1816, and married Mrs. Sarah Swan, a daughter of 
John Whipple, of Providence; s. p. 

2006. Col. J.\mes Brown Mason Potter, was born Oct. i, 1818, and married £/!3a Palmer, a daughter of 

Asa and Mary Ann {Thurston) Potter. He died . He had two children, James Potter, who 

married, but had no children, and Miss Mary L. M. Potter. Thus this line from Hon. Elisha R. 
Potter ends. Mrs. J. B. M. Potter was born in 1831, and died Sept. 10, 1916. 

2007. Mary Elizabeth Potter, was born Aug. 1 1 , 1 820, and died unmarried. 

§ 1219a. ELIZABETH MAWNEY, 6 (Experience Gardiner, 5; Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
George, 2; George, i), was born in 1784, and died July 26, 1814. She married Jefifrey 
Davis, of East Greenwich (North Kingstown?), Rhode Island, who was born November 
6, 1780, and died July 21, 1854. 

Child of Jeffrey and Elizabeth (Mawney) Davis 

2008. Jeffrey Davis.^'^^ 

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§ 1226. JEREMIAH GARDINER, 6 (Benjamin, 5; Tabitha, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 
2; George, i), was born January 3, 1772, and died October 12, 1805. He married Sarah 
Smith, a daughter of Amos. 

Children of Jeremiah and Sarah (Smith) Gardiner 

20080. Sarah Gardiner, was born , and married, June 8, 19,2^,, Edward {Edmund?) Sheffield. 

2009. Jeremiah Gardiner, was born April, 1804, and married, March 11, 1826, Abby A. C. Browning, 
who was born Dec. 22, 1807, and died in 1881. She was a daughter oiGardiner and Izitt ColeBrown- 
ing. He married, second, Hannah, a sister of his first wife, and, third, Hannah Burlingame, a daugh- 
ter of Henry and Nancy (Hazard) Burlingame. He died December 12, 1888. 

§ 1227. DORCAS GARDINER, 6 (Benjamin, 5; Tabitha, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 2; 
George, i), was born February 13, 1774, and married Peleg Brown, who was born in 1768, 
and died September 23, 1838. She died September 16, 1856. 

Children of Peleg and Dorcas (Gardiner) Brown 

2010. Tabitha Brown, was born in 1807 and died Nov. 26, 1825, a twin to Jeremiah. She died in South 
Kingstown. 

201 1. William Brown. 

2012. Mary Brown. 

2013. Joseph Brown. 

2014. Elizabeth Brown. 

20140. Ann M. Brown, married Nathaniel C. Peckham. 

2015. Jeremiah Brown, was born in 1807, and died Nov. 24, 1825, unmarried, being a twin of Tabitha. 

2016. Peleg Brown. 

§ 1248. JOSHUA GARDINER, 6 (Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 3; George, 2; 
George, i), was born in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, March 11, 1764, and died Feb- 
ruary 13, 1830, at White Creek, Washington County, New York. He married, at Han- 
cock, Massachusetts, Lydia, a daughter of Palmer and Hannah (Nichols) Gardiner. 
She was born in Kingstown (West Greenwich?), Rhode Island, in 1768, and died at White 
Creek, New York, in 1838. 

Children of Joshua and Lydia (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2017. Ishmael Gardiner, was born — , and married Cynthia Dyre. 

2018. Ann Gardiner, was born , and married Eliphalel Wells. 

2019. Daniel Gardiner, was born , and died unmarried. 

2020. Lydia Gardiner, was born , and died in childhood. 

2021. Delia Gardiner, was born ■, and married Bishop John Alley. She married, second, Christo- 
pher Snyder. 

2022. Susan Gardiner, was born , and married George Russell. 

2023. Joshua Gardiner, was born , and married Julia Russell. 

2024. Lydia Gardiner, married Sylvester Milliman. 

2025. Minerva Eunice Gardiner, was born Feb. 10, 1811, and married, Oct. 25, 1837, Reuben Ely 
Gorton, a son of Abel Davis and Lucretia (Ely) Gorton. 

2026. Robert H. Gardiner, died in childhood. 

2027. Edward D. Gardiner. 

2028. Julia Gardiner. 

The above Lydia Gardiner was born in West Greenwich (Kingstown?), R. L, in 1768, and died at White 
Creek, Washington Co., N. Y., Nov. 16, 1838. She was a daughter of Palmer [5I and Hannah (Nichols) 

Gardiner 



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Gardiner (Sylvester, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), and married, at Hancock, Mass., Joshua Gardi- 
ner, a son of Capt. Nathaniel [5] and Martha (Brown) Gardiner (Joshua, 4; Robert, 3; George, 2; George, l). 
Joshua and Lydia came, from Rhode Island to Hancock, Mass., with their parents, about the year 1774. 
After their marriage, they settled on a farm at Argyle, Washington Co., N. Y. On March 17, 1791, they 
removed to White Creek, in the same county, to a farm of 200 acres, which they purchased of William 
Sprague, and on which they lived and died. They, in 1813, built a brick house (the first brick house in 
the town). It is still standing. Joshua Gardiner was for many years the captain of a militia company. 
His daughter, Eunice Minerva Gardiner, was born at White Creek, Washington Co., N. Y., Feb. 10, 
1811, and died Nov. 23, 1885, at Gloucester, N. J. She married, Sept. 25, 1837, Reuben Ely Gorton, 
who was born April 24, 1813, at Hancock, Mass., and died April 7, 1888, at Camden, Camden Co., N. J. 
He was a son of Abel Davis and Lucretia (Ely) Gorton. Reuben Ely was a merchant and the postmaster 
at Hancock, a druggist at West Troy and Saratoga Springs, N. Y. In 1865 he removed to New Jersey, ad- 
joining Philadelphia, and was, with his son, engaged in the book publishing business, at the latter city. 

Children of Reuben Ely Gorton .\nd Wife, Eunice Minerva (Gardiner) 

1. William Ely Gorton, was born Oct. 4, 1840, at Hancock, and died March 8, 1842, at West Troy, on 
the Hudson. 

2. Louise Minerva Gorton, was born Dec. 23, 1842, and is living at Paulsborough, Gloucester Co., 

N. J. She married, first, Sept. 8, 1861, William Spencer, a son ol George, and, second, June 7, 1876, 
William C. Silver, a son of Isaiah and Lydia (Craig) Silver. 

3. Adelos Gorton, was born March 14, 1848, at West Troy, on the Hudson, N. Y., and married, first, 

March 23, 1891, Emma F. Barringer{?), a daughter of Albert and Harriet [Mayell) Barringer, of Troy, 
N. Y., and second, Dec. 4, 1895, Alice E. Potter, a daughter of Joseph K. and Almira {Warner) Potter, 
of Germantown, Pa. He was, for 18 years, a book publisher, and is a member of University Lodge of 
Free Masons, of St. Marks' Episcopal Church, and of the American Academy of Political and Social 
Science. He is now living, with his wife, Alice, and his son, Adelos, Jr., at 4345 Paul Street, Philadelphia. 

4. Josie Delia Gorton, was born Sept. 8, 1850, at West Troy, N. Y., and is now living at 1821 Diamond 

Street, Philadelphia, Pa. She married, Dec. 25, 1869, Dr. James Wainsley, a son of John and Judith 
{Burroughs) Wamsley. He has been City Physician of Philadelphia for many years, and is a member of 
numerous societies. He is the author of the Arabian Degree Klan and other rituals. 

5. George Russell Gorton, was born May 26, 1853, at West Troy, N. J., and is now living in Philadel- 
phia, Pa., at 2434 Fairhill Street. He is Inspector of Meters for the Philadelphia Gas Company. 

Children of William and Louise M. (Gorton) Spencer 

1. Gorton Shires Spencer, was born Sept. 27, 1862, at Waterford, N. Y., and married, Jan. 3, 1883, 
Mary Early, a. daughter oi George and Julia {Greer) Early. Their children are: I. Gorton Grant Shires, 
who was born July 22, 1885. 2. Willie, who was born Jan. 26, 1890. 

2. Estella Shires Spencer, was born May 5, 1864, at Franklinton, N. Y., and married, March 3 ,1892, 
Charles Louis LeCato, a son of Nathaniel J. W. and Elizabeth Susan (Eichelburger) LeCalo. Their children 
art: Gladys Gorton LeCato, who was born Jan. 23, 1893, in Philadelphia, and Charles B. LeCalo who 
was born Nov. 13, 1898. 

Child of William C. and Louise M. (Gorton) Silver 

Nellie L. Silver, was born June 8, 1877, at Clayton, N. Y., and died unmarried (1902). 

Child of Adelos and Alice E. (Potter) Gorton 

Adelos Gorton, was born Sept. 30, 1896, at Frankford, Philadelphia. 

Children of Dr. James and Josie D. (Gorton) Wamsley 

1. James Winter Wamsley, was born Jan. 22, 1873, at Bernadotte, III., and is now living at 254 South 
Twelfth Street, Philadelphia. He married, Sept. 13, 1902, Ann Cecilia Meeley, a daughter of Anthony. 
He is a physician (eye and ear specialist). 

2. Clair W.\mslev, was born May 23, 1880, in Gloucester, N. J., and is living at 1821 Diamond Street, 
Philadelphia, unmarried (1902). 

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§ 1249. CAPTAIN ROBERT GARDINER, 6 (Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 3; 
George, 2; George, i), was born February 3, 1766, and died April 9, 1846. He married, 
at Hancock, Massachusetts, March 4, 1786, Mary Arnold, who was born in 1765, and 
died April 26, 1838. 

Children of Robert and Mary (Arnold) Gardiner 

2029. Perry Gardiner, was born April 28, 1787, and died Aug. 20, 1856. He married Esther Ely, who was 
born Sept. 23, 1790, and died Dec. 7, 1872. 

2030. Nathaniel Gardiner, was born Oct. 23, 1793, and died Jan. 17, 1874. He married 5amft C. Wilson, 
who was born July 10, 1795, and died Jan. 10, 1879. 

2031. James Gardiner, was born in 1796, and died May 7, 1830. He married Laura Hazard, a daughter 
of Rodman and Lucy (Vaughan) Hazard. She was born Sept. 28, 1802. 

2032. Nicholas Gardiner, was born in 1802, and died Feb. 6 (March 7?), 1875. He married Dorcas 
Hadsell, a daughter of Isaac and Isabella (Eldridge) Hadsell. 

2033. Honor Gardiner, was born Sept. 11, 1789, and married Norman Southworth, a son of George and 
Alice. She died Jan. 27, 1875. 

2034. Sarah Gardiner, was born Aug. 13, 1791, and died Feb. 6, 181 7. 

2035. Martha Gardiner, was born March 30, 1800, and died Jan. 14, 1814. 
Note: These last two are misplaced, and should have come earlier in the line. 

§ 1253. EUNICE GARDINER, 6 (Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 3; George, 2; 
George, i), was born November 19, 1773, and died May 3, 1851, at Hancock, Massachu- 
setts. She married Captain Daniel Smith, who was born in 1769, and died November 
28, 1838. 
Children of Daniel and Eunice (Gardiner) Smith 

2036. Augustus Smith, was born June 21, 1795, and died June 4, 1852. He married Susan Cranslon, 
who was born Sept. 8, 1793, and was a daughter of John Cranslon. 

2037. Gardiner (Deacon) Smith, was born May 6, 1797, and married Sarah Gardiner, a daughter of 
Daniel and Christian Gardiner. 

2038. Hiram Gardiner Smith, was born in 1801, and died April 24, 1823, unmarried. 

2039. William Henry Smith, was born in i826(?), and died July 30, 1869. 

2040. Hannah Smith, was born , and married Cyrus Bently. 

2041. Rebekah Smith, was born , and married Harry Cranston, a son of John. 

2042. Caroline Smith, was born , and married Dr. Hambellon Hull; s. p. 

2043. Eliza Smith, was born , and married Melancthon Bently. 

2044. Waite Smith, was born July 18, 1808, and died April 18, 1894. She married Col. Lansing Sheldon, 
who was born Feb. 2, 1804, and died March 22, 1873. 

2045. Amanda Smith, was born , and married LansenC!) Townsend, a son of Martin and Ann. 

She was his second wife. 

2046. Sarah Smith, married Caleb H. Eldridge. 

2047. Ethima Lazuna Smith, died young. 

§ 1265. JAMES R. GARDINER, 6 (Nathan, 5; Caleb, 4; Robert, 3; George, 2 ; George, 
i), was born October 29 (30?), 1785, in Rhode Island, and died December 16, 1852. 
He married, in Stephentown, New York, in 1807, Roxanna Hawley, who was born 
November 19 (10?), 1787, and died January 22, 1872, in Stephentown, New York. 

Children of James R. and Roxanna (Hawley) Gardiner 

2048. Louisa Gardiner, was born July 8, 1808, in Stephentown, N. Y., and died Aug. 29, 1850, in Illinois. 
She married, Sept. 5, 1831, Zebulon Simmons, of Lawrence, Mass., who was born Jan. 10, 1808. 

2049. 



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2049. James Hawxey Gardiner, was born Oct. i, 1809, in Stephentown, N. Y., and died April 23, 1838. 
He married, June 7, 1836, Catharine Owens, of Lebanon, N. Y. 

2050. Nathan Grove Gardiner, was born Oct. 11, 181 1, in Stephentown, N. Y., and died Oct. 30, 1893, 
in Bedford, la. He married, March 25, 1838, MehUable R. Carpenter, who was born in 1812, and 
died April 23, 1842. She was a daughter of Jonathan and Mehitable (Sweet) Carpenter. 

§ 1268. SUSANNAH GARDINER, 6 (Nathan, 5; Caleb, 4; Robert, 3; George, 2; 
George, i), was born June 24, 1793, in Rhode Island, and married there Joseph Hopkins 
Arnold, who was born February 17, 1789, in West Greenwich, Rhode Island, being a 
son of George and Mary Hopkins Arnold. He died September 16, 1834, in Venice, New 
York. She died May 11, 1882, in the same place. 

Children of Joseph H. and Susannah (Gardiner) Arnold 

2051. Mary Gardiner Arnold, was born Nov. 5, 1813, in Venice, N. Y., and married Hutchinson. 

She had two children. 

2052. Avander B. Arnold, was born in Venice, N. Y., and married Delops, having five children. 

2053. Livonia Arnold, was born April 17, 1817, in Venice, N. Y., and died May i, 1874. She married 
— — — ■ Wood, and has three children. 

2054. Varnum Arnold, was born Jan. 18, 1819, and married Butts; s. p. He is living in Delavan, 

Wis. 

2055. Mandana S. Arnold, was born Jan. 19, 1821, and died March 10, 1874; married Morgan, 

and had one child. 

2056. Minerva Arnold, was born Nov. 4, 1822, and died Jan. i, 1898. Married Bennet, and had 

one child, Maude C. D. Adams. 

2057. Simon Arnold, was born Aug. 20, 1825, and married Jane Arnold, a daughter oi Elijah and Melvina 
(Babcock) Arnold. He is living at Delavan, Wis. 

2058. George Arnold, was born Sept. 30, 1827, and married Cranston; s. p. 

2059. James R. Arnold was born Dec. 24, 1830, and married Greene, having five children. 

2060. Norman C. Arnold, was born April 23, 1833, and married Bills; s. p. 

§ 1283. WILLIAM C. GARDINER,^" 6 (Clarke, 5; William, 4; William, 3; William, 
2; George, i), was born in 1765, and died April 6, 1837. He married Mary Franklin, a 
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Franklin. She was born October 29, 1758, 
and died August 6, 1847, in her ninetieth year (aged eighty-eight?). 

Children of William C. and Mary (Franklin) Gardiner 

2060a. Rowland F. Gardiner,'" was born , and died as late as 1849. He married, March 31, 1819, 

Martha C. Gardiner. * 
20606. Benjamin Franklin Gardiner. 

§ 1284. CHAMPLIN GARDINER, 6 (Clarke, 5; William, 4; William, 3; William, 2; 
George, i), was born August 18, 1768, and died June 25, 1846. He married Bathsheba 
Gardiner, 5 (John, 4; John, 3; William, 2; George, i^**), who was born September 20, 1769. 

Child of Champlin and Bathsheba (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2060C. William Gardiner, was born Sept. 14, 1800, and died unmarried, Nov. 3, 1821. 
*For children of Rowland F. Gardiner, see No. HOB, Martha Clarke Gardiner. 

§ 1285. 



Sixth Generation 147 



§ 1285. AMEY GARDINER, 6 (Clarke, 5; William, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, 

i), was born , and married, in February, 1812, Sunderland Patterson, who was 

born January 25, 1757, and died in February, 1842. 

Child of Sunderland and Amey (Gardiner) Patterson 

Amey Patterson, was born Sept. 25, 1812, and died in September, 1813. 

§ 1288. ABIEL GARDINER, 6 (Thomas, 5; William, 4; William, 3; William, 2; 
George, i), was born in June, 1766, or about that date, and married, February 23, 1797, 
Abby Jewell, who was born May 5, 1779, and died May 25, 1818. He died January 22, 
1836. 

Children of Abiel and Abby (Jewell) Gardiner 

2061. Joel Gardiner, was born Feb. 12, 1798, and died May 5, 1878. He married Bathsheba Gardiner, 
a daughter of Jeffrey. She was born July 15, 1801, and died Jan. 22, 1836. 

2062. James Gardiner, was born May 22, 1800, and died July 27, 1853. 

2063. Jehiel Gardiner, was born July 3, 1801. 

2064. Harriet Gardiner, was born Dec. 11, 1802, and died March 9, 1851, unmarried. 

2065. Nancy Gardiner, was born March 8, 1804. 

2066. Abiel Gardiner, was born Aug. 20, 1805, and died May 8, 1811. 

2067. William Gardiner, was born Sept. 9, 1806. 

2068. George Gardiner, was born Sept. 22, 1808, and died March 6, 1880. 

2069. John Gardiner, was born Dec. 25, 1810, and died Jan. 23, 1892. 

2070. Abiel Gardiner, was born April i, 1812, and died in 1879. He married, Dec. 4, 1836, Amanda 
Smith. 

2071. Sarah Ann Gardiner, was born Aug. 15, 1814, and married, Oct. 22, 1837, Alanson Palmer, who 
was born June 8, 1814. 

2072. Thomas Gardiner, was born Aug. 19, 1817. 

§ 1290. WILKINSON GARDINER, 6 (William, 5; John, 4; William, 3; William, 2; 
George, i), was born May 15, 1767, and died in 1850. He married, first, Hannah Allen; 
second, her sister, Phebe Allen, who was born March 9, 1756, and married, first, in 1776, 
Oliver Case, who died in 1812. He married, third, Rachel Southard, in 1841, who died 
November 6, 1884. 

Children of Wilkinson and Hannah (Allen) Gardiner 

2073. Hannah Gardiner, married Otis Brewster. 

2074. William Gardiner, married Yeomans. 

Child by Third Wife 

2075. John W. Gardiner, was born Sept. 9, 1842, and married, Feb. 27, 1872, Antoinette Hunt. 

§ 1296. ELISHA WATSON GARDINER, 6 (William, 5; John, 4; William, 3; William, 
2; George, i), was born May 9, 1779, and died December 15, 1809. He married, April 
19, 1801, Sarah Patterson. 

Child of Elisha W. and Sarah (Patterson) Gardiner 

2075. Sunderland Patterson Gardiner, was born July 4, 1802, and died in 1893. 

§ 1301. 



148 The Gardiners 



§ 1301. MERCY GARDINER, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; Wilham, 3; William, 2; George, i), 
was born January i, 1773 (1772?), and died, November (March?) 31, 1858. She married 
Welcome Herrenden, who was' born April 18, 1769. 

Children of Welcome and Mercy (Gardiner) Herrenden 

2077. Wilkinson Herrenden. 

2078. Elizabeth Herrenden. 

2079. Nathan Herrenden. 

§ 1302. JEFFREY D. WATSON GARDINER, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Wil- 
liam, 2; George, i), was born February 2, 1775, and died August 24 (25?), 1853. He 
married, in 1800, Freelove Gardiner, a daughter of Clarke. She was born January(?) 
2, 1 775 1 and died in 1855. 

Children of Jeffrey and Freelove (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2080. Bathsheba Gardiner, was born July 15, 1801, and died Jan. 22, 1836. She married, Dec. 19, 1820, 
Joel Gardiner. 

2081. John C. Gardiner, was born May 15, 1804, and died March 29, 1882. He married, first, Altis 
Fields, second, Hannah Moore, and, third, Jane Button. 

2082. Amey Gardiner, was born in 1805, and died Feb. i, 1808. 

2083. Jeffrey VV. Gardiner, was born Jan. 11, 1811, and died in May, 1882. He married, July 4 (11?), 
1875, Martha Alwaler. 

2084. Mary Gardiner, was born June 16, 1812, and married. May 11, 1836, William C. Bradley. 

2085. Betsey Gardiner, was born Feb. 3, 1814, and died in 1868. She married Wiles (Niles?) Perry. 

2086. William Gardiner, was born Oct. 10, 1816, and died July 3, 1853. 

2087. Freelove Gardiner, was born March 28, 1818. 

2088. Hannah Gardiner, was born March 4, 1821, and died Jan. 26, 1845, unmarried. 

§ 1303. DESIRE GARDINER, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, i), 
was born February xo, 1775, and married Levi Hoag, who was born December 13, 1779, 
and died in 1874. 

Children of Levi and Desire (Gardiner) Hoag 

2089. Abigail Hoag 



2090. 
2091 
2092 
2093 
2094 
2095 
2096 



Sarah Hoag. 
Mercy Hoag. 
Benjamin Hoag. 
Bathsheba Hoag. 
Levi Hoag. 
Mary Hoag. 
John W. Hoag. 



§ 1304. DORCAS GARDINER, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, 
i), was born August — , 1782, and married Sunderland Patterson, who was born Febru- 
ary 19, 1779. 

Children of Sunderland and Dorcas (Gardiner) Patterson 

2096a. Elizabeth Patterson, was born April 20, 1801, and died Dec. 12, . 

20966. Mercy Patterson, was born Aug. 12, 1803. 

2096c. Sunderland G. Patterson, was born Feb. 13, 181 1. 

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Sixth Generation 149 



2og6d. Welcome H. Patterson, was born Nov. 23, 1814. 
2096e. George Washington Patterson, was born May 5, 181 7. 
2096/. Amey Patterson, was born Sept. 25, 1820. 
20965. Dora G. Patterson, was born Aug. 15, 1822. 
2096/1. Dorcas G. Patterson, was born March 7, 1825. 

§ 1305. ABIGAIL GARDINER, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; William, 3; William, 2; George, 
l), was born in I777(?), and married Scott Fuller. 

Children of Scott and Abigail (Gardiner) Fuller 

2097. Ezra Fuller. 

2098. Abigail Fuller. 

§ 1306. GEORGE WASHINGTON GARDINER, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; William, 3; 
William, 2; George, i), was born March 13, 1785, and died in 1844. He married, in 1814, 
Phebe Garbrith, who was born in 1784, and died in 1825 (1828?). He married, second, 
Diana Perry, who was born in 1810. 

Children of George W. and Phebe (Garbrith) Gardiner 

2099. Jeremiah Gardiner, was born Sept. 4, 1818. 

2100. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born April 29, 1822, and died Jan. 11, 1892. She married Benjamin 
Worth. 

2101. George Washington Gardiner, was born Sept. 23, 1824, and died April i, 1825. 

Children by Second Wife 

2102. Bathsheba p. Gardiner, was born Feb. 23, 1831, and married, in 1850, Nathan Shotwell. 

2103. Melvina a. Gardiner, was born June 4, 1833, and died March 7, 1883 (1885?). She married 
Oliver B. Hume. 

2104. George W. Gardiner, was born June 23, 1835. 

2105. Mary J. Gardiner, was born May 3, 1837, and died June 11, 1844. 

§ 1307. JEREMIAH HAZARD GARDINER, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; William, 3; William, 
2; George, l), was born May 11, 1790, and died in December, 1835. He married, Novem- 
ber 28, 181 1, Harriet Patterson, who was born December 12, 1792, and died February 
22, 1878. 

Children of Jeremiah and Harriet (Patterson) Gardiner 

2106. George Washington Gardiner, was born March 27, 1813, and died Jan. 5, 1879. 

2117. Sarah Gardiner, was born April 25, 1815, and died Aug. 8, 1834. 

2118. William C. Gardiner, was born July 4, 1817, and died in 1857. 

21 19. Jesse Gardiner, was born Oct. 24, 1819, and died Dec. 15, 1842. 

2120. Sunderland Gardiner, was born Nov. 24, 1821, and died May 6, 1884. 

2121. John W. Gardiner, was born May 27, 1824, and died Dec. 22, 1895. 

2122. Harriet R. Gardiner, was born April 29, 1826, and died April 3, 1889. 

2123. Dorcas P. Gardiner, was born May 28, 1828, and died Feb. 25, 1837. 

2124. Elias H. Gardiner, was born April 7, 1830. 

§ 1354. VINCENT GARDINER, 6 (Nicholas, 5; Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 
2; George, i), was born December 9, 1764, and died July 17, 1851. He married Mary, 
a daughter of Judge Ezekiel Gardiner. She was born March 30 (3?), 1766, and died 
November 23, 1 831. 

Children 



150 The Gardiners 



Children^''' of Vincent and Mary (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2125. Susannah Gardiner, was born in 1793, and died April 11, 1815. 

2126. David Vincent Gardiner, was born in 1794, and died May 8, 1843. In 1818 Benjamin Reynolds 
sold lot in Wickford to David Vincent Gardiner. 

2127. Honor Gardiner, was born in 1796, and died Feb. 20, 1877. She married Christopher L. Phillips, 
who was born in 1788, and died July 15, 1855. 

2128. Vincent Gardiner, was born in 1804 (1805?), and died April 22, 1872. He married, Jan. 18, 1829, 
Mary M. Reynolds, a daughter of Jonathan and Mary?^* 

§ 1357. BERIAH GARDINER, 6 (Nicholas, 5; Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born November 16, 1771, and died February 12, 1853. He married, 
October 21, 1792, Phebe Gardiner, who was born in October, 1772, and died April 6 (3?), 
1808, "in her 36th year." He married, second, October 25, 1808, Elizabeth Hammond, 
who was born June 3, 1787, and died September i, 1863, "in her 77th year." She was a 
daughter of Joseph Hammond. 

Children of Beriah and Phebe (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2130. Beriaii Gardiner, was born March 28, 1794, and died April 28, 1794. 

2131. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born June 27, 1795, and married Aldridge Bissell, of Genesee Co., N. Y. 

2132. Nicholas V. Gardiner, was born Dec. 13, 1797, and married Phebe . 

2133. Mary H. Gardiner, was born March 9, 1800, and married Beri'aA Reynolds. 

2134. Beriah Gardiner, Capt., was born March 27, 1802, and married Frances Heffernan, who was born 
July 13, 1811, and died Aug. 20, 1866. 

2135. EzEKiEL Gardiner, was born Feb. 6, 1804, and married Susan Reynolds. 

^136. Deborah Gardiner, was born Jan. 25, 1808, and married Alexander Nicholas (Nichols?). 

Children by Second Wife 

2137. Joseph H. Gardiner, was born Feb. 22, 1811, and married Margaret . 

2138. James A. Gardiner, Capt., was born Jan. 23, 1813, and married Martha . He died 

Dec. 24, 1852. 

2139. Harriet Gardiner, was born March 11, 1815, and married StephenB. Reynolds. 

2140. Lucy Gardiner, was born July 21, 1817, and married Thomas R. Rathbun. 

2141. Benjamin C. Gardiner, was born Sept. 11, 1821, and died, at Memphis, Oct. 22, 1863. 

2142. Aldridge B. Gardiner, was born May 25, 1826, and married Agnes Jackson, of New York. 

2143. William N. Gardiner, was born Dec. 15, 1828; s. p. 

§ 1358. WILLETT GARDINER, 6 (Nicholas, 5; Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born February 13, 1774, and died in 1856, in Moravia, New York. He 
married, December 15, 1797, Abigail, a daughter of Daniel Gardiner, of Hancock, Massa- 
chusetts. She was born November 16, 1777, and died, in Moravia, New York, December 
16,1852. 

Children of Willett and Abigail (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2144. Benjamin Gardiner, died in Moravia, N. Y., in 1868, aged 74 years."' He married fifea Coggeshall. 

2145. Lydia Gardiner, was born , and died in 1807, aged 29 years. 

2146. Daniel Gardiner, was born in 1806, and died, in Tecumseh, Mich., in 1878, aged 72 years. 

2147. Louisa Gardiner, died in Lyons, O., in 1848, aged 38 years. 

2148. Nicholas Gardiner, died in Dundee, N. Y., aged 55 years. 

2149. Minerva Gardiner, died in Moravia, N. Y., in 1879, aged 67 years. 

2150. 



Sixth Generation 151 



2150. WiLLETT Gardiner, was born in 1811, and died Sept. 12, 1880. He married Mary — — ■ — -, who was 
born in 1817, and died April 18, 1877. 

2151. Harrison G. O. Gardiner, married, July 18, 1841, Frances E., a daughter of Isaac Reynolds, of 
VVickford, R. I. 

2152. Alonzo Gardiner, lived in Michigan, and died about 1820. 

2153. Deborah Gardiner lived in Moravia, N. Y. 

2154. Sylvester Gardiner, was buried in Hancock, Mass. 

2155. Florilla Gardiner. 

2156. Nicholas Gardiner, died June 3, 1813, aged 3 months. 

2157. Theresa Gardiner, died July 9, 1809, aged 7 years. 

Three infant sons have no date on their gravestones. VVillett Gardiner left Exeter, R. I., in 1798, 
and settled in Hancock, Mass. 

§ 1367d. GOULD GARDINER, 6 (Huling, 5; Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born October 17, 1772, and married Sarah, a daughter of Samuel and 
Sarah Tanner. She was born in 1767 (1776?), and died January 12, 1826. He died in 
1843. 

Children of Gould and Sarah (Tanner) Gardiner 

2158. Cornelia Gardiner, was born in 1802, and died April 20, 1869, unmarried. 

2159. Susan Gardiner, was born in 1807, and died April 23, 1861, unmarried. 

2160. Joseph Warren Gardiner, was born in 1799, and married, Feb. 19, 1829, Mary W. Hendrick, a 
daughter of James. He died in 1881. 

2161. William H. Gardiner, was born , and married, Dec. 7, 1817, Patience Hendrick. 

§ 13671. EZEKIEL GARDINER,«3^ 6 (John, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1774 (1757?), and died March 14, 1845. He married Susan 
Champlin. 

Children of Ezekiel and Susan (Champlin) Gardiner 

21610. Hannah Gardiner, was born about 1796. 

21616. Betsey Gardiner, was born about 1798. 

2161C. Susan Gardiner, was born about 1800, and died single. 

2i6id. John Gardiner, was born about 1802. 

2i6ie. Ezekiel Gardiner, was born about 1804. 

§ 1371. EZEKIEL WATSON, 6 (Hannah Gardiner, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nich- 
olas, 2; George, i), was born January 6, 1758, and married Hannah Champlin, a daughter 
of Stephen. She was born June 5, 1767, and died February 5, 1837. 

Child of Ezekiel and Hannah (Champlin) Watson 

2162. Jeffrey Watson, was born Aug. 30, 1786, and died Jan. 6, 1838. He mumtA Elizabeth Browning, 
who was born Aug. 19, 1794. 

§ 1374. DAVID GARDINER, 6 (Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born August 6, 1764, and married Lydia Sanford. He died May 12, 1840. 
She was born June 24, 1781, being a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Clarke) Sanford, and 
died June 13, 1858. 

Children 



152 The Gardiners 



Children of David and Lydia (Sanford) Gardiner 

2163. Susan Gardiner, was born in 1801, and died May 28, 1878, unmarried. 

2164. David Gardiner, was born in 1802. 

2165. Mary Gardiner, was born in 1807. 

2166. Lydia Gardiner, was born June 29, 1809, and murned Ezekiel Gardiner. 

2167. Joseph Gardiner, was born in 181 1, and married Nason. He died Aug. 10, 1876. 

2168. Ann Gardiner, was born in 1 813. 

2169. Abby E. E. Gardiner, was born in 1815, and married, March 9, 1845, George Whitman. She died 
Nov. 9, 1883. 

§ 1375. MARY GARDINER, 6 (Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born March 3 (30?), 1766, and died November 23, 1831. She married 
Vincent Gardiner, a son of Nicholas and Deborah (Vincent) Gardiner. He was born 
December 9, 1764, and died July 17, 1851. 

Children'^* of Vincent and Mary (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2170. Deborah Gardiner, married Malbro Gardiner, of Charlestown, R. I. 

2171. Susannah G.^rdiner, died unmarried. 

2172. David Gardiner, was born Oct. 27, 1794, and married Hannah Waite. 

2173. Honor Gardiner, was born Sept. 19, 1796, and married, first, Stukeley Brown. She married, second, 
Capt. Christopher Low Phillips. She died Feb. 20, 1877. He died July 15, 1855, in his 68th year. 

2174. William Gardiner, was born June 11, 1797, and married Rebecca Wood. 

2175. Mary Gardiner, was born Jan. 5, 1799, and married Howland Brown. 

2176. Amey Gardiner, was born Oct. i, 1801, and married Samuel Brown. 

2177. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Sept. 7, 1803, and married Benjamin Gardiner, who was born in 
1799, and died Dec. 23, 1843. He was of Saugatuclcet, South Kingstown. She died July 3, 1885, 
as the widow of John Caswell. 

2178. Vincent Gardiner, was born Sept. 7, 1805 (1804?), and married Mary Reynolds. He died in 1872. 

2179. Martha Gardiner, was born Nov. 11, 1807, and married William Northup. 

2180. Dorcas Gardiner, was born Aug. 31 (i?), 1809, and married Jeremiah S. Gardiner. 

2181. Nancy Gardiner, was born Oct. 12, 1811, and married S»i/jaBrot£)». 

§ 1376. EZEKIEL GARDINER, 6 (Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born January 19, 1768, and died March 14, 1848. He married Ruth 
Tillinghast, who was born in 1772, and died June 12, 1854. 

Children of Ezekiel and Ruth (Tillinghast) Gardiner 

2183. Ruth Gardiner, was born in 1796, and died April 24, 1883, unmarried. 

2184. Ezekiel Gardiner, was born in 1798, and died Aug. 11, 1817. 

2185. Hannah Gardiner, was born in 1800, and died Feb. 22, 1873. She married, May 20, 1850, Hazard 
Burlingame, as a second wife. 

2186. Susan Gardiner, was born in 1801, and died Dec. 7, 1884, unmarried. 

2187. Pardon Tillinghast Gardiner, was born Oct. 13, 1804, and married Harriet G. Burlingame. 

2188. Oliver Gardiner, married Harriet Sherman. 

2189. George Gardiner, was born Sept. 20, 1810, and married Mary Ann Burlingame. 

§ 1377. HANNAH GARDINER, 6 (Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born March 6, 1770, and married Jonathan N. Arnold. 

Children of Jonathan N. and Hannah (Gardiner) Arnold 

2190. George Arnold. 

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Sixth Generation 153 

2191. Elizabeth Arnold. 

2192. Susan Arnold. 

2193. Mary Arnold, was born in 1810, and died Feb. 13, 1897. 

§ 1378. DORCAS GARDINER, 6 (Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born February 3, 1772, and married Nicholas C. Northup, as a second 
wife. 

Children of Nicholas C. and Dorcas (Gardiner) Northup 

2194. Nicholas G. Northup, was born April 18, 1812. 

2195. John C. Northup, was born May 13, 1815, and died April 30, 1857. 

§ 1381. ELISHA GARDINER, 6 (Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born June 28, 1778, and married Sarah, a daughter of John and Abby 
(Boss) Hazard. He died in 1834. 

Children of Eilsha and Sarah (Hazard) Gardiner 

2197. Palmer Gardiner, was born in 1803, and married Lydia , who was born in 1808, and died 

Dec. 13, 1856 (1850?), aged 42 years, 4 months, and 26 days. He died Feb. I, 1872, aged 68 years, 
3 months and 12 days. He married, second, Sarah , who died March 7, 1880. 

2198. Sarah Gardiner, married John Brown, of Westerly, R. I. 

2199. Jesse Gardiner, married, first, Bicknell, and second, Susan . 

2200. Sus.\n G.^rdiner, married James Greene, of Westerly. 

2201. Amey Gardiner, married Silas Sherman, a son of Capt. Silas Sherman. 

2202. Ezekiel Gardiner, died single. 

2203. Abdy Gardiner, died single. 

2204. John Gardiner, mdiVvieA Lucy Brown, a daughter o[ Ellas. 

2205. Jeffrey Gardiner, married Julia Spencer, a daughter of Truman, of Newport. 

2206. Elisha Gardiner, married .Ann Sherman, a daughter of Capt. Silas. 

2207. Mary Gardiner, died unmarried. 

2208. William Gardiner, married Pearce, a daughter of James Pearce. 

§ 1383. PALMER GARDINER, 6 (Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born April 29, 1783, and died February 8, 1841. He married Elizabeth 
Browning. 

Children of Palmer and Elizabeth (Browning) Gardiner 

2209. Dorcas Gardiner, married Whiting Searle. 

2211. Elizabeth Gardiner, married Willetl Gardiner, and died March 19, 1844, in her 24th year. 

2212. Mary R. Gardiner, married, Nov. 21, 1850, Isaac H. Jacoy, of North Bridgewater, Mass. 

2213. Ruth Gardiner, married Jonathan Arnold. 

§ 1385. JESSE GARDINER, 6 (Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, 
i), was born March 7, 1789, and died August 16, 1855. He married, November 2, 1809, 
Elizabeth (Bliss) Northup, a daughter of Nicholas C. and Ann (Northup) Northup. She 
was born June 11, 1789, and died December 9, 1864. 

Children of Jesse and Elizabeth (Northup) Gardiner 

2214. Amey Ann Gardiner, was born Oct. 13, 1810, and died Jan. 16, 181 1. 

2215. John Holmes Gardiner, was born Nov. i, 181 1, and married. May 8, 1837, Mary Reynolds. He 
died in 1 894. 

2216. 



154 The Gardiners 



2216. Mary Ann Gardiner, was born Dec. 10, 1813, and married, Oct. 13, 1834, William R. Reynolds. 
She married, second, June 10, 1843, Thomas E. Kenyan, and died Sept. 15, 1849. 

2217. Susan Congdon Gardiner, was born Sept. 2, 1815, and married, April 19, 1835, Nicholas T. Allen. 
She died in 1890. 

2218. Ezra N. Gardiner, was born Jan. 24, i8i8, and married Maria Cole. He died Feb. i, 1854. 

2219. Elizabeth Bliss Gardiner, was born Dec. 12, 1819, and died Sept. 17, 1878, single. 

2220. Nicholas Carr Gardiner, was born Sept. 19, 1821, and married, March 9, 1843, LydiaAnstisCole. 

2221. Albert Clarke Gardiner, was born Feb. 14, 1826, and married, April 26, 1852, Harriet Delano. 
He died in 1874. 

2222. Immanuel N. Gardiner, was born June 16, 1828, and died Oct. 6, 1853. 

2223. Hannah Arnold Gardiner was born Aug. 21, 1830, and died May 21, 1831. 

§ 1386. AMEY GARDINER, 6 (Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born March 7, 1789, and died September 7, 1821. She married Elisha 
Peirce, a son of Joseph and Sarah (Havens) Peirce. He was born February 19, 1789, 
and died September 7, 1864. 

Children of Elisha and Amey (Gardiner) Peirce 

2224. Joseph Peirce, was born Aug. 23, 1815, and died Nov. 20, 1836. 

2225. Susan G. Peirce, was born Dec. 23, 1816, and married Benjamin Smith. 

2226. Ezekiel G. Peirce, was born March 25, 1818, and married Loi«.sa Hazard. 

2227. Elisha Peirce, was born March 25, 1818, and died July, — — . 

2228. Amev Ann Peirce, was born Dec. 24, 1820, and married Se/ij'a/win Champlin. 

§ 1387. JEFFREY GARDINER, 6 (Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, l), was born October 21, 1792 (1791?), and married Mary Ann Himes. 

Children of Jeffrey and Mary Ann (Himes) Gardiner 

2229. William Gardiner, died young. 

2230. Ezekiel Gardiner, married, Sept. 12, 1847, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, who was born July I, 1825, 
being a daughter of Capt. Christopher L. Phillips. Ezekiel and Susan E. had one child, Charles 
Mortimer Gardiner, who died about 1913, married, but without children. 

§ 1399. EZEKIEL WATSON GARDINER, 6 (Peleg, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born October 7, 1776, and died at Potter, New York, April 
19, 1866. He married, March 2, 1806, Mary, a daughter of Silas and Esther (Hazard) 
Niles. She was born January 13, 1779, and died December 15, 1868. 

Children of Ezekiel W. and Mary (Niles) Gardiner 

2232. Peleg Gardiner, was born Nov. 27, 1808, and died Jan. 15, 1880. See Hazard Genealogy, 
eighth generation. 

2233. John Gardiner, was born Aug. 19, 1810, and died Nov. 6, 1876. 

2234. Elizabeth Niles Gardiner, was born Dec. 16, 1812, and died July 27, 1851. She married, Octo- 
ber, 1839, John Underwood.* 

2235. Ezekiel Watson Gardiner, was born Oct. 30, 1814, and died Oct. 10, 1875. 

2236. Mary E. Gardiner, was born June 29, 1823, and died March 23, 1896. She married, as a second 
wife, Jan. 3, 1853, John Underwood.* 

♦Elizabeth Niles Underwood had two children, Isabella Watson Underwood and Henry C. Underwood. Mary E. and John 
Underwood had one son, John A. Underwood. 

§ 1402. 



Sixth Generation 155 



§ 1402. MARTHA CLARKE GARDINER, 6 (Peleg, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born September 10, 1795, and died December 19, 1837, 
aged forty-two years. She married, March 31, 1819, Rowland Franklin Gardiner,'" a 
son of William C. Gardiner. He married, second, Elizabeth Browning. 

Children of Rowland F. and Martha C. (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2237. Mary F. Gardiner, was born Jan. 20, 1820, and died March i, 1844. 

2238. Elizabeth H. Gardiner, was born June 9, 1821, and died Sept. 12, 1864. 

2239. Fanny Gardiner, was born Aug. 19, 1822. 

2240. Martha Gardiner, was born Feb. 24, 1825, and died Oct. 8, 1887. 

2241. Emma Gardiner, was born Feb. 26, 1826, and died Jan. 2, 1890. 

2242. Caroline A. Gardiner, was born May 28, 1829. 

2243. William C. Gardiner, was born Dec. 12, 1830. 

2244. Sally C. Gardiner, was born Oct. 26, 1832. 

2245. Betsey C. Gardiner, was born Jan. 15, 1834. 

2246. John R. Gardiner, was born Feb. 15, 1835. 

2247. Rowland F. Gardiner, was born Dec. 19, 1837. 

By Second Wife 

2248. Stephen B. Gardiner, was born Dec. 11, 1842. 

2249. Miriam W. Gardiner, was born Aug. i, 1844. 

2250. George B. Gardiner, was born Oct. 13, 1846. 

2251. Lucy A. Gardiner, was born Sept. 17, 1850. 

§ 1404. Mary Ann Gardiner, 6 (Peleg, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), 
was born November 15, 1800, and died October 19, i860. She married, October 2, 1823, 
Timothy Clarke Collins, who was born January 4, 1799, and died May 5, 1867. 

Children of Timothy and Mary Ann (Gardiner) Collins 

2266. Mary Ann Collins, was born Dec. 24, 1825, and died Feb. 19, 1847. 

2267. Abel Clarke Collins, ) 

2268. Peleg Gardiner Collins, r^'"^- """^ ^°"' ^"S- '7- 1828. 

2269. Hannah C. Collins, was born Oct. 15, 1831. 

2270. John Collins, was born April 23, 1836, and died Feb. 29, 1847. 

§ 1405. ROBERT GARDINER, 6 (Zebulon, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born in Exeter, Rhode Island, September 16, 1783, and died in West 
Greenwich, Rhode Island, in 1845. He married, March 19, 1801, Mercy Tillinghast, a 
daughter of John and a granddaughter of Pardon Tillinghast. She was born November 
4, 1782, and died July 15, 1870. 

Children of Robert and Mercy (Tillinghast) Gardiner 

2271. John T. Gardiner, was born April 21, 1802, and died April 12, 1878, aged 76 years. 

2272. Hannah Gardiner, was born Jan. 26, 1804, and married JohnG. Sweet. 

2273. Olive Gardiner, was born Aug. 26, 1805, and married, Feb. 19, 1825, Purnel C.Bailey. She died 
Sept. 17, 1858. 

2274. Mercy Gardiner, was bom March 9, 1808, and died May 2, 1864. She mamsA Stephen A.Gardiner, 
Feb. I, 1829. 

2275. Zebulon Gardiner, was born in 1810, and married, in 1831, Sarah Sweet. He married, second, 

Eliza Scranton{}), and, third, Mary E. Bodfisk. 

2276. 



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The Gardiners 



2276. Robert Gardiner, was born in 1814, and died Feb. 22, 1866, single. 

2277. Dorcas Gardiner, was single. 

2278. F.^NNY Gardiner, was born in 1814, and died April 28, 1840, single. 

2279. Mary A. G.\rdiner, was born in 1821, and died, March 18, 1837, single. 

2280. C.\tharine G.\rdiner, was born in 1823, and died July 10, 1837, single. 

2281. Ann W. Gardiner, was single. 

§ 1405a. BENJAMIN GARDINER, 6 (Zebulon, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 
2; George, i), was born , and married Susan Northup. 

Children of Benjamin and Susan (Northup) Gardiner 

2282. Zebulon Gardiner, married Elizabe.th Rathbone. 

2283. Harrington Gardiner, was born Aug. 20, 1828, and died Feb. 25, 1895. He married, Jan. i, 1852, 
Charlotte E. Read, who was born, at Newport, R. I., Feb. 15, 1828. 

Author's Note: This is possibly all wrong. 

2284. James Gardiner. 



2285 
2286 
2287 
2288 
2289 



Benjamin Gardiner. 
Samuel Gardiner. 
Sarah Gardiner. 
Mercy Gardiner. 
Mary Gardiner. 



§ 1406. DAVID GARDINER, 6 (Zebulon, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1763, and died in 1840. He married Lydia — - — , who died June 
13, 1858, in her seventy-seventh year. 

§ 1408. DORCAS GARDINER, 6 (Palmer, 5; Sylvester, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1762, and died in 181 1. She married Nathan Townsend, a son 
of Martin. They settled in Floyd, Oneida County, New York. 

Children of Nathan and Dorcas (Gardiner) Townsend 

2291. William Townsend, married and had one child, Sarah Townsend. 

2292. Ingraham Townsend, married Julia Fox; s. p. 

2293. Palmer Townsend, living in Brooklyn, N. Y., has one son and two daughters. 

2294. H/VLSEY Townsend, has no children. 

2295. James Townsend. 

2296. Nathan Townsend, married twice. 

2297. Rhod.\ Townsend, married John McVichar, and lived in Fayetteville, N. Y. 

2298. Elizabeth Townsend, married Ward, and lived at Oneida Lake, N. Y. 

2299. Gardiner Townsend. 

§ 1410. LYDIA GARDINER, 6 (Palmer, 5; Sylvester, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1768, and died November 11, 1838, at North White Creek, New 
York. She married Joshua Gardiner, a son of Nathaniel and Martha (Brown) Gardiner. 

Children of Joshua and Lydia (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2300. Ishmael N. Gardiner, was born Feb. 9, 1789. 

2301. Daniel Gardiner, was born March 24, 1794, and died unmarried. 

2302. Joshua Gardiner, was born Dec. 17, 1804, and died May 11, 1833. He married Julia Russell. 

2303. Delia Gardiner, was born June 16, 1799, and died Nov. 6, 1876. She ma.tntd Richard Alley{}), 
who was born Nov. 21, 1799, and died June 6, 1847. She married, second, Christopher Gardiner. 

2304. 



Sixth Generation 157 

2304. Susan Gardiner, was born May 6, 1802, and died Feb. 16, 1878. She married George Russell. 

2305. Lydia Gardiner, was born Jan. 5, 1808, and married Sylvester MillmanQ). 

2306. Eunice Gardiner, was born Feb. 10, 181 1, and died Nov. 23, 1885. She married Reuben Ely 
Gorton, a son of Abel Davis and Lucretia (Ely) Gorton. 

2307. Anna Gardiner, was born Oct. 16, 1791, and married Eliphalel Wells. 

2308. Lydia Gardiner, was born Aug. 6, 1796, and died in 1798. 

Note: The names of the above family are much displaced. 

§ 1411. SYLVESTER GARDINER, 6 (Palmer, 5; Sylvester, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 
2; George, i), was born August 11, 1770, at Hancock, Massachusetts, and died July 30, 
1830. He married, April 26, 1798, Sarah Coggeshall, who was born February 26, 1775, 
at Hancock, Massachusetts, and died July 12, 1853. 

Children of Sylvester and Sarah (Coggeshall) Gardiner 

2309. Palmer Gardiner, was born at Hancock, Feb. 23, 1803, and married, Feb. 4, 1844, Margaret Wil- 
liams. He married, second, April 4, 1872, Leontine E. Dazotelt; living at Madison, Wis. 

2310. Hannah Gardiner, was born Sept. 15, 1806, at Hancock, and died Oct. 31, 1881. She married, 
Feb. I, 1826, Dr. Evelyn H. Porter. 

231 1. Dorcas Gardiner, was born Jan. 20, 1809, at Hancock, and died Aug. 4, 1832, unmarried. 

2312. Sylvester Coggesh.ai,l Gardiner, was born March 3, 1811, at Eagle Village, N. Y., and died Sept. 
7, 1869, at Fayetteville, N. Y. He married, Sept. 25, 1838, Caroline Collins, a daughter of David 
and Anna (Smith) Collins. 

2313. William Nichols Gardiner, was born July 22, 1813, and died Aug. 24, 1839. He married, Oct. 
12, 1837, Maria Sheldon. 

2314. Sar.\h Ann Gardiner, was born Feb. 6, 1815, and died in 1899. She married, Sept. 30, 1839, 
Rev. Samuel C. Appleton. 

§ 1413. MARY GARDINER, 6 (Palmer, 5; Sylvester, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1773, and died in 1853, in Utica, New York. She married, in 
Hancock, Massachusetts, John Wilson. 

Children of John and Mary (Gardiner) Wilson 

2317. Sarah Wilson, married Nathaniel Gardiner. 

2318. Lydia Wilson, married Herman Hands. 

2319. Samuel Wilson, married Sabrina Gardiner, a daughter of Perry Gardiner. 

§ 1414. PALMER GARDINER, 6 (Palmer, 5; Sylvester, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born March 4, 1775, and died in 1817. He married Rhoda Greene, in 
Hancock, Massachusetts. Palmer Gardiner weighed four hundred pounds. 

Children of Palmer and Rhoda (Greene) Gardiner 

2315. Sarah Gardiner, married Rev. William Qhase. 

2316. Hann.\h Gardiner, died in 1888. She married Horace Yates, who died in 1890. 

§ 1422. ALICE GARDINER, 6 (Daniel, 5; Sylvester, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; 
George, i), was born December 29, 1796, and died January 24, 1883. She married, in 
1814, Rodney Dawley, who was born September 9, 1787, and died December 18, 1880. 

Children of Rodney and Alice (Gardiner) Dawley 

2320. Louisa Dawley, was born Aug. 4, 1815, and died Dec. 5, 1865. She married (intentions published), 
June 6, i860, Anson Temple; s. p. 

2321. 



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The Gardiners 



2321. Silas G. Dawley, was born Jan. 28, 1818, and died April 20, 1887. He married, Jan. 12, 1841, in 
Hancock, Mary Eldridge, a daughter of Thomas and Rachel {Hull) Eldridge. 

2322. James Edward Dawley, was born May 2, 1826, and married Helen Eldridge, a daughter of Col. 
Reuben and Samantha {Tyler) Eldridge. 

2323. Charlotte Dawley, married Daniel Whitman, a son of Benjamin and Katie {Corey) Whitman. 

§ 1449. JOHN WATSON, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2 ; George, i), 
was born June 24, 1768, and died March 12, 1829. He married, December 18, 1794, 
Mary Watson, a daughter of Elisha and Miriam (Babcock) Watson. She was born in 
April, 1774, and died March 18, 1829. 

Children of John and Mary (Watson) Watson 

2324. Desire Watson, was born Feb. 11, 1796, and died Sept. 28, 1826. She married William Browning, 
who was born Jan. 30, 1791, and died Jan. 8, 1856. 

2325- John Watson, was born Feb. 11, 1797, and died young. 

2326. John W.\tson, was born Jan. 6, 1798, and died June 15, 1802. 

2327. Joseph D. Watson, was born Feb. 9, 1802,^" and died April 12, 1877. He married Mary Ann 
Watson, the only daughter of Jesse{f) and Mary {Richardson) Watson. She died Oct. 24, 1857, 
aged 56 years and 22 days. 

2328. Asa W.\tson, was born May 23, 1802, and died Sept. 23, 1802. 

2329. John Watson, was born March 14, 1804, and married Mary Knoivles, a daughter of Robert and 
Bathsheba Knoivles. 

2330. Susan Watson, was born Oct. 14, 1806, and died May 7, 1834. She married Elisha Watson, a son 
of Elisha and A »« {Cole) Watson. 

2331. Mary P. Watson, was born June i, 1808, and married Geo/'ge Peckham, a son of Peleg and Desire 
{Watson) Peckham. 

2332. Mercy Watson, was born Aug. 8, 1810, and married John Watson, a son of Wheeler and Sarah 
{Peckham) Watson. 

2333. Asa Watson, was born Sept. 26, 1812, and removed to Tennessee, where he married. 

2334. RuFUS Watson, was born Oct. 18, 1814, and removed to the West, where he married. 

2335. Thomas Watson, was born April 10, 1816, and was unmarried. 

2336. Miriam Watson, was born Feb. 15, 1819. She died Oct. 9, 1819. 

§ 1451. WHEELER WATSON, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 

George, i), was born , and married, November 5, 1799, Sarah Peckham, a daughter 

of George Hazard and Sarah (Taylor) Peckham. He was a merchant in South Kingstown 
previously to his removal to Rensselaerville, New York, where he accumulated a con- 
siderable property. 

Children of Wheeler and Sarah (Peckham) Watson 

2337. Harriet Watson, married Dr. Clarke. 

2338. Rebecca Watson, married Lyman Dwight. 

2339. Malbone Watson, married Hitchcock. 

2340. John Watson, married Mercy Watson, a daughter of John and Mary Watson. 

2341. Abigail Watson, married Col. Zadock Pratt, of Prattville, N. Y. 

2342. Mary Watson, married, as a second wife. Col. Zadock Pratt. 

2343. Elizabeth Watson, married Sa^iford. 

2344. George Watson, died young. 

§ 1452. 



Sixth Generation 159 



§ 1452. RUFUS WATSON, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, 
i), was born in 1774, and died November 24, 1850. He married Mary Stanton, a daughter 
of Benjamin and Renewed (Carpenter) Stanton. 

Children of Rufus and Mary (Stanton) Watson 

2345. Mary Watson, married George Rider. 

2346. Ann Almira Watson, married David Conklin. 

2347. Stephen Van Rennselaer Watson, married Julia Watson, sl daughter o( Elislui and Ann (Cole) 
Watson. He married, second, Charlotte Sherman. 

2348. William Watson, married Harriet Boardman. 

2349. Robert Dunbar Watson, married Laura{?) Watson, a daughter oi Elisha and Ann (Cole) Watson. 

2350. Conklin Watson(?). 

§ 1454. DESIRE WATSON, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, 

i), was born , and married, August 25, 1785, Peleg Peckham, a son of Benjamin and 

Mary (Hazard) Peckham. Mrs. Peckham was a daughter of Governor George Hazard. 

Children of Peleg and Desire (Watson) Peckham 

2351. Elizabeth Peckham, was born in North Kingstown, R. I., July 25, 1786, and m3.tnt<i Elijah Griggs. 

2352. Rufus Peckham, was born Sept. 27, 1789, and died young, unmarried. 

2353. Peleg Benjamin Peckham, was born July 17, 1792, and m^mcA Laura Griggs, Oct. 4, 1814. 

2354. George William Peckham, was born Feb. 24, 1796, and married Mary, a daughter of John and 
Mary Watson. He died in 1873. 

Note: The above children were all born in North Kingstown. After this, Peleg Peckham removed 
to Rensselaerville, N. Y. 

2355. Miranda(?) Peckham, married Maria Brockholst Livingston. 

2356. Walton Peckham, married Margaret Milderburger, widow of Robert Stuyvesant. 

2357. Rufus Wheeler Peckham, was born Dec. 20, 1809, and married Isabella, a daughter of the Rev. 
Dr. Lacy. He married, second, Mary Foote. 

2357a. Henriette Peckham, married Joseph Colt. 

2358. Oren Peckham, married Thompson. 

§ 1455. MERCY WATSON, 6 (John, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, 
i), married Josiah Watson, a son of Stephen and Abigail (Arnold) Watson. 

Children of Josiah and Mercy (Watson) Watson 

2359. Arnold B. Watson. 

2360. Louisa Watson. 

2361. Watson. 

§ 1461. ISABELLA WATSON.^ss 6 (Job, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born September 22, 1766, and married, January 18, 1781 (1786?), John 
Weeden, Jr. 

Children of John and Isabella (Watson) Weeden 

2395. Job Weeden, was born Jan. 22, 1787, and married Almy Chace, a daughter of Nathan and Ann, 
Jan. 30, 1815. 

2396. Daniel Weeden, was born May 26, 1789, and married, Jan. i, 1810, Hannah Weeden, a daughter of 
Daniel. 

2397. Sarah Weeden, was born Aug. 29, 1791, and married, July 5, 1810, Joseph Weeden, a son of Peleg. 

2398. Robert Hazard Weeden, was born Aug. 29, 1791. 

§ 1462. 



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§ 1462. JOB WATSON, 6 (Job, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), 
was born October 25, 1767, and married, January 18, 1787, Phebe Weeden. 

Children of Job and Phebe (Weeden) Watson 

2362. Daniel Weeden Watson, was born in 1790, and married Mary Congdon. 

2363. Sarah Watson, married George Hall. 

2364. Phebe Watson, married, Dec. 13, 1811, Freeman Perry Watson. 

2365. Hannah Watson, married Jan. 4, 1810, Arnold Hazard. 

2366. Arnold Watson, married . 

2367. Hazard Watson, married Frances Robinson. 

§ 1463. ROBERT HAZARD WATSON, 6 (Job, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 
2; George, i), was born February 28, 1769, and married, December 30, 1790, Catharine 
Weeden. 

Children of Robert and Catharine (Weeden) Watson 

2368. Isabella Watson, was born July 31, 1791. 



2369 
2370, 

2371 

2372 

2373 
2374 
2375 



Joseph Watson, was born Aug. 25, 1793. 
Meribah Watson, was born Nov. 20, I79,S. 
John J. W.-vtson, was born Aug. 13, 1797. 
Sarah Watson, was born Sept. 18, 1799. 
Daniel Watson, was born April 13, 1801. 
Hannah Watson, was born June 19, 1803. 
Robert Hazard Watson, was born March 4, 1806. 



§ 1464. WALTER WATSON, 6 (Job, 5 ; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2 ; George, 
i), was born June 10, 1770, and married Mary Carr. 

Children of Walter and Mary (Carr) Watson 

2376. Nicholas Carr Watson, was born Oct. 10, 1794. 

2377. Job Watson, was born Oct. 23, 1796. 

2378. Isabella W.atson,'" was born April 17, 1798. 

§ 1465. BORDEN WATSON, 6 (Job, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, 
i), was born February 9, 1772, and married Isabella Babcock (possibly a daughter of 
Abijah and Bridget Watson Babcock). 

Children of Borden and Isabella (Babcock) Watson 

2379- John Watson. 

2380. Borden Watson. 

2381. Sarah Watson. 

2382. Mary Watson. 

2383. Abijah Watson. 

2384. Albert Watson. 

§ 1466. JOHN J. WATSON, 6 (Job, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, 
i), was born November i, 1774, and died September 7, 1852. He married, February 5 
(January 24?), 1799, Sarah, a daughter of Deputy-Governor George and Hannah (Rob- 
inson) Browne. She died February 19, 1804. He married, second, August 4, 1805, 

Isabella, 



Sixth Generation i6i 



Isabella, a daughter of Walter and Abigail (Hazard) Watson. She died January 9, 
1858, aged seventy-three years. 

Children of John J. and Sarah (Browne) Watson 

2385. William R. Watson, was, for many years, a resident of Providence, being, at one time. State 
Auditor. 

2386. Henry Watson. 

2387. George Watson. 

2388. (Daughter) Watson. 

By Second Marriage 

2389. W/Vlter W.\tson, unmarried. 

2390. Job Watson. 

2391. Isabella Watson, was born in 1814, and died April 6, 1856, unmarried. 

2392. Emily Watson, was born July 29, 1816, and died July 19, 1856, unmarried. 
2393- Harriet Watson, was born Jan. 19, 1818, and died May 22, 1858, unmarried. 
2394. Thomas Watson, was born July 22 (23?), 1822, and died Nov. 30, 1862 (unmarried?). 

§ 1468. ELISHA WATSON, 6 (Elisha, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2 ; George, 
i), was born October i, 1776, and died July 7, 1847. He married, January 5, 1806, Ann 
Cole, a daughter of William and Mary (Hazard) Cole. She was born in 1785, and died 
August 27, 1874. 

Children of Elisha and Ann (Cole) Watson 

2399. Abby Watson, was born Feb. 23 (2?), 1807, and died Feb. 26, 1901, unmarried. 

2400. Elisha Watson, was born Oct. 7, 1808, and died May 31, 1877. He married, Dec. 10 (20?), 1831, 
Susan (Mary?), a daughter of John and Mary Watson. She died, and he married, second, Dec. 15, 
1834, Hannah, a daughter o[ Benjamin a^nA Elizabeth (Browne) Robinson. She died, and he married, 
third, Nov. 23, 1840, Hannah Reynolds Hazard. He married, fourth, Rebecca Gorham, widow of 
Daniel, of Bristol. 

2401. Mary Ann Watson, was born May 15, 1810, and died Aug. 3, 1883. She married John Cross, 
in November, 1829. 

2402. William W.\tson, was born Nov. 6, 181 1, and died Jan. (June?) 29, 1874. He married Ann Arnold. 

2403. Eliza W.\tson, was born Sept. 4, 1813, and died April 6, 1902. She married Carder Hazard, a son 
of Dr. George, March 3, 1834. He was born Aug. 20, 1809, and died July 3, 1863. 

2404. Harriet Watson, was born in 1815, and died Jan. 7, i8i6. 

2405. Harriet Watson, 2d, was born July 8, 1819, and died Aug. 15, 1900, unmarried. 

2406. Julia Watson, was born Dec. 23, 1821 (1822?), and died Feb. 19, 1845. She married Stephen Van 
Rensselaer Watson, in 1841. 

2407. Laura Watson, was born June 7, 1824, and married, May 20, 1848, Robert Dunbar Watson. 

2408. Thomas Jefferson Watson, was born April 29, 1826, and married Mary, a daughter of Willard 
Hazard. He married, second, Mary Cole. 

§ 1472. WILLIAM WATSON, 6 (Elisha, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, x), was born December 26, 1783, and died November 8, 1870. He married Mary 
Cole, a daughter of William and Mary (Hazard) Cole. 

Children of William and Mary (Cole) Watson 

2409. Miriam Watson, was born . 

2410. Sarah Watson, was born . 

241 1. William H. Watson, was born in February, 1831, and died May 21, 1833, aged 2 years, 3 months. 

§ 1473. 



i62 The Gardiners 



§ 1473. FREEMAN PERRY WATSON, 6 (Elisha, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardi- 
ner, 2; George, i), was born May 6 (16?), 1787, and married, December 13, 181 1, Phebe 
Watson, a daughter of Job and Phebe (Weeden) Watson. 

Children of Freeman and Phebe (Watson) Watson 

2412. Job Watson, was born Feb. 9, 1813, and died Feb. 7, 1875. 

2413. Elisha Freeman Watson,"' was born March 28, 1818 (1814?), and married, June 6, 1843, Mary, 
a daughter of John and Mary (Pecklmm) Dockray. 

2414. Freeman Perry Watson, was born March i, 1819, and died June 12, 1890. He married Mary, 
a daughter of Daniel and Mary (Congdon) Watson. He married, second, Abby, a daughter of Benja- 
min Hull. 

2415. Phebe Weeden Watson, was born in 1825, and married, Jan. 23, 1849, Stephen H. Tefft. 

§ 1474. SUSANNAH WATSON, 6 (EHsha, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born March 13, 1789, and married George Watson, a son of John, Jr. 
He was born December 16, 1783. 

Children of George and Susannah (Watson) Watson 

2416. Ellen Watson. 

2417. George Watson. 

§ 1475. ELIZABETH WATSON, 6 (EHsha, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born June 13 (24?), 1790, and married Benjamin Brown, a son of Jeremiah 
and Eleanor (Lillibridge) Brown. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Watson) Brown 

2418. Jeremiah Brown. 

2419. John L. Brown. 

2420. Eliza Brown. 

2421. Eleanora Brown, died young. 

§ 1476. MIRIAM WATSON, 6 (Elisha, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, i), was born October 30, 1793, and married Stephen Browning. 

Children of Stephen and Miriam (Watson) Browning 

2422. George W. Browning, was born Oct. 5, 1822. 

2423. Stephen Browning. 

2424. Miriam Browning, married Knox, of Broolcfield. 

2425. Henry Browning, who was the father of Elisha D. Browning. 

2428. Fr.\nces Browning, who married John Eddy. 

2429. Elizabeth Browning, who married Rowland F. Gardiner, as a second wife. 

2430. Susan Browning, who married Jeremiah, a son of Arnold Hazard; s. p. 

2431. Elisha Browning, who married Susan Watson, a daughter oi George and Susannah [Watson) Wat- 
son. She was his first wife, and was born April 23, 1831. She died April 22, 1851. 

§ 1477. EZEKIEL GARDINER, 6 (Isabella Watson, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas 
Gardiner, 2; George, i), was born October 7, 1776, in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, 
and died at Potter, New York, April 19, 1866. He married, March 2, 1806, Mary Niles, 
a daughter of Silas and Esther (Hazard) Niles. She was born January 13, 1779, near 
New London, Connecticut, and died at Potter, New York, December 15, 1868. For 
several years, before he removed to Potter, New York, he kept the ferry, about 1821. 

Children 



Sixth Generation 163 



Children of Ezekiel and Mary (Niles) Gardiner 

2432. Peleg Gardiner, was born Nov. 27, 1808, and died Jan. 15, 1880. He married, in 1838, Mary 
Harris {Hawes?),oi Brenton, N. Y. 

2433. John Gardiner, was born Aug. 19, 1810, and died Nov. 6, 1876. He married Sarah Whalen. 

2434. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Dec. 16, 1812, and died July 27, 1851. She married John Under- 
wood, in October, 1839. 

2435. Mary E. Gardiner, was born June 29, 1823, and died March 23, 1896. She married, as a second 
wife, Jan. 3, 1853, John Underwood, having one child, John A. Underwood. 

(For continuation of this line see Hazard Genealogy .) 

§ 1482. ABBY WATSON, 6 (Walter, 5; John, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, 
i), was born January 22, 1792, and died March 31, 1843. She married, September 3, 
1809, Wilkins Updike,'"'* who was born January 8, 1784, and died January 14, 1867. 
(For sketch of Mr. Updike, see Hazard Genealogy.) 

Children of Wilkins and Abby (Watson) Updike 

2435(1. Thomas Bowdoin Updike, was born in 1810, and died in 1892. He mSix:'c\edEsther Stockton. 

2436. Isabella Watson Updike, was born Feb. 28, 1812, and died ^ — — . She married Richard Kidder 
Randolph. 

2437. Abby Antonia Updike, was born July 20, 1813, and died in 1892. She married Henry A. Hidden. 
24i7a. Mary Anstis Updike, was born July 20, 1814, and died in 1886. She married, Feb. 15, 1854, Hon- 

Samuel Rodman, who was born May 3, 1800, and died May 9, 1882. 

2438. Walter Watson Updike, was born April 17, 181 7, and died in 1861. He married Prudence Page; 
s. p. 

2439. Aritis Taylor Updike, was born in January, 1819, and died in 1875, unmarried. 

2440. Angeline Updike, was born in August, 1820, and died in 1877. She married John F. Greene, of 
Warwick (Potowomut). 

^441. Elizabeth Townsend Updike, was born in 1823, and died in 1841. 

2442. Caesar Augustus Updike, was born in 1824, and died in 1877. He married ElizabethBiglow Adams, 
of Providence, and had a son, Daniel Berkeley Updike. 

2443. Caroline Matilda Updike, was born in 1826, and married JohnEddy, of Providence, R. I. 

2444. Alice Updike, died in infancy. 

2445. Daniel Updike, was born in 1833, and died Jan. 27, 1852, aged 19 years (tombstone record). 

§ 1485. JEFFREY ALLEN, 6 (Hannah Watson, 5; Jeffrey, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardi- 
ner, 2; George, i), was born May 13, 1754, and married, March 3, 1776, Elizabeth Rich- 
ardson. He married, second, Sarah Tanner. 

Children of Jeffrey Allen 

2446. Thomas Allen, was born Dec. 5, 1777. 

2447. Child, born Aug. 24, 1798. 

2448. Child, born May 13, 1800. 

2449. Child, born March 3, 1802. 

§ 1490. SARAH ALLEN, 6 (Hannah Watson, 5; Jeffrey, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 
2; George, i), was born February 17, 1765, and married, March 18, 1782, David Greene,"'' 
a son of David and Elizabeth Greene. 

Children of David and Sarah (Allen) Greene 

2450. David Greene, was born July 4, 1786. 

2451. Elizabeth Greene, was born May 17, 1788 (1787?). 

2452. 



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The Gardiners 



2452. Joshua Greene, was born Dec. 13, 1788. 
2453- Joseph Greene, was born April 24, 1790. 
2454. Caleb Greene, was born March 15, 1792. 

§ 1494. EZEKIEL WATSON, 6 (Jeffrey, 5; Jeffrey, 4; John, 3; Dorcas Gardiner, 2; 
George, l), was born January 6, 1758, and died in 1810. He married Hannah Champlin, 
who was born May 6, 1767, and died February 5, 1832. 

Child of Ezekiel and Hannah (Champlin) Watson 

2455- Jeffrey Watson, was born Aug. 30, 1786, and died Jan. 6, 1838. He mars-ied Elizabeth Browningi?), 
who was born Aug. 19, 1794, and died . 

§ 1592. ANNE RODMAN, 6 (WilHam, 5; Lydia Gardiner, 4; John, 3; Joseph, 2; 
George, i), was born May 23, 1796 (1797?), and died August 18, 1842. She married, 
April 13, 1818, Charles Handy Russell, a son of Major Thomas Russell, an officer of the 
Continental Army. 

He was born in Newport, September 13, 1796, and resided for many years in Providence, 
Rhode Island, where he was engaged in the importing business. Between 181 7 and 
1823 he spent several years abroad. In 1825 he removed to New York City, where he 
continued in active business for over twenty years, as a member of the firm of Charles H. 
Russell & Company. He was a director of the following corporations: Boston and Prov- 
idence Railroad, Hudson River Railroad, New York Central Railroad, and Pacific Mail 
Steamboat Company. From 1866 to 1868 he was President of the Bank of Commerce, 
in New York, was for thirteen years a Commissioner of the Central Park, New York, 
and also a member of the Chamber of Commerce, New York, and of the New York 
Historical Society, and a Trustee of the Atlantic Marine Insurance Company, and of the 
Redwood Library, of Newport, Rhode Island. He was a member of the staff of the gen- 
eral commanding the "Law and Order" forces during the "Dorr Rebellion." Mr. Rus- 
sell married, second, October 29, 1850, Caroline Howland, a daughter of Samuel S. 
Howland, of New York. He resided, during the winter, in New York, and in summer at 
"Oaklawn," his summer residence at Newport, Rhode Island. He died at Newport, 
Rhode Island, January 21, 1884.* 

Children of Charles and Anna (Rodman) Russell 

2456. Eliza Rodman Russell, was born in Providence, R. I., April 12, 1819, and died in New York City, 
Nov. 27, 1876. She married Robert S. Howe. 

2457. Anna Rodman Russell, was born in New York, June 4, 1826, and died March 21,1845. 

2458. Cora Russell, was born in New York, Nov. 18, 1833, and died Nov. 25, 1833. 

2459. Fanny Ger.aldine Russell, was born in New York, March 10, 1836, and died April 2, 1885. The 
following notice of Miss Russell's death is from a Newport newspaper: 

"The death oj Miss Russell. — The opinion is universal that this event is a very sad loss to this city 
generally. Miss Russell was one of the very best known of our cottagers; for this has been her sum- 
mer home during almost the entire period of her life. Her father was born here, and, when business 
connections necessitated a residence in New York, he still retained a home in this city of his birth. 
His very worthy daughter, just deceased, grew up knowing Newport thoroughly, and, being of a 
most kind disposition, she appeared never to weary of looking up cases where charity could be well 
and properly bestowed. She was a regular attendant of Trinity Church during her stay here, and 

*Rodman Genealogy, by Charles H. Jones, p. 75. 



Sixth Generation 165 



it is certain that that place of worship, and the needs of the parish, will lose a true Christian friend. 
Miss Russell was a lady of great culture, keeping herself thoroughly informed, not only in regard to 
standard literature, but also the passing events in the world at large. She mingled in fashionable 
society, but was not one who thought it either necessary or desirable to worship it. Miss Russell 
and her father, the late Mr. Charles H. Russell, have entertained the most distinguished visitors 
to Newport of late years, probably the last person of special eminence to accept their hospitality 
being President Arthur, while he was the guest of the late ex-Governor Morgan, in 1882. 
She was buried at Newport, R. I., from Trinity Church, April 5, 1885."* 

§ 1594. JAMES HELME CARPENTER, 6 (Willett, 5; Ann Gardiner.'s'^ 4; John, 3; 
Joseph, 2; George, i), was born February 14, 1810, and died February 18, 1881. He 
married, June 16, 1847, Mary Hoxsie Hazard, a daughter of Dr. George and Jane (Hull) 
Hazard. She was born March 10, 1815, and died . Mr. Carpenter was a clergy- 
man of the Episcopal Church. 

Children of James and Mary (Hazard) Carpenter 

2460. Esther Bernon Carpenter, was born April 4, 1848, and died Oct. 22, 1893, unmarried. 

2461. Betsey Carpenter, was born Dec. 17, 1849, and died in infancy. 

2462. Laura Hazard Carpenter, was born Sept. 19, 1852. 

2463. Mary Carpenter, was born Feb. 22, 1856. 

2464. James Willett Carpenter, was born April 13, 1857, and died in infancy. 

§ 1596. CHARLES CAZENOVE GARDINER, 6 (William, 5; Caleb, 4; William, 3; 
Joseph, 2; George, i), was born April 17, 1817, and died May 30, 1844. He married, 
August 8, 1840, Maria P. Dorsey. 

Child of Charles and Maria (Dorsey) Gardiner 

2465. Dorsey Gardiner, was born Aug. i, 1842, and died Nov. 30, 1899 (1894?). 

§ 1597. ANN ELIZA GARDINER, 6 (William, 5; Caleb, 4; William, 3; Joseph, 2; 
George, i), was born February 7, 1819, and died July 5, 1885. She married, April 15, 
1846, Cassias F. Lee, who was born May 22, 1808, and died January 23, 1890. 

Children of Cassius and Ann E. (Gardiner) Lee 

2465. Philippa Lee, was born in April, 1847, and died Dec. 24, 1853. 

2467. Constance Lee, was born Oct. 27, 1848, and died Aug. 8, 1877. 

2468. Cazenova G. Lee, was born May 30, 1850. 

2469. Francis Lee, was born Jan. 3, 1852, and died June 14, 1891. 

2470. Edward J. Lee, was born June 16, 1853. 
24700. William Lee, was born June 27, 1855. 

2471. Anne E. Lee, was born Oct. 23, 1861. 

§ 1598. CONSTANCE TABOR GARDINER, 6 (William, 5; Caleb, 4; William, 3; 
Joseph, 2; George, i), was born July 17, 1820, and died March 12, 1849. She married, 
February 30(?), 1845, Henry Davis, who was born August 16, 1817, and died December 
30, 1865. 



*Rodman Genealogy, by Charles Henry Jones, p. 75. 

(ttrib of tfjc S>ixtf) (feneration 



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The Gardiners 



^ebentf) feneration 




LEBBEUS WILLIAM GARDINER, 7 (Benajah, 6; Colonel Thomas, 
5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born on Plum 
Island, New York, April 30, 1785, and died March 9, 1862. He 
married, March 31, 1813, EuniceLatimer.of New London, who was born 
July 12, 1792, and died September 20, 1819, aged twenty-seven years. 

Children of Lebeus William and Eunice (Latimer) Gardiner 

2472. Charlotte E. Gardiner, was born Feb. 21, 1814, and died May 13, 1888. She married Oct. 13, 

1837, Jarvis Kennan, attorney-at-law, who died June 16, 1862. 
2473- John Gardiner, was born Sept. 15, 1816, and married, at Norwalk, O., July 31, 1843, Mary 

Frances {Frances Mary?) Joslin, who was born at Troy, N. Y., Aug. 13, 1817. 

2474. JiTLiA A. Gardiner, was born July 28, 1818, and died Feb. 10, 1864. She married, in 1849, Henry 
L. Kellogg. 

§ 1616. JOHN GARDINER, 7 (Benajah, 6; Colonel Thomas, 5; John, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born July 14, 1788, and died, in New York, April 24, 1812, 
unmarried. 

§ 1620. HENRY GARDINER, 7 (Benajah, 6; Colonel Thomas, 5; John, 4; William, 
3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born April 28, 1797, and died January 16, 1874. He mar- 
ried, April 8, 1834, Lydia S. Young, who died May 28, 1835, four(?) days after the birth 
of her only child. 

Child of Henry and Lydia (Young) Gardiner 

2475. Robert Henry Gardiner, was born May 22, 1835, and died Dec. 28, 1887. He married, Nov. 22, 
1859, Louisa Mathewson Johnson, a daughter of William G. Johnson. She was born Nov. 23, 1831, 
and died Oct. 20, 1896. 

§ 1630. THOMAS BILL GARDINER, 7 (Amos, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born November 21, 1778, and died March 4, i860. He married, 
first, Sarah A. Sheffield, and, second, Ruth Knowles, a daughter of Daniel. 

Children of Thomas Bill Gardiner 

2479. Jeremiah Robert Gardiner, was born in 1800, and died July 26, 1866. 

2480. Abby Gardiner, was born in 1807, and died June 10, 1893. She married Caleb T. Cottrell. 



§ 1632. 



166 



Seventh Generation 167 

§ 1632. HYMAN GARDINER, 7 (Amos, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born — — , and married, first, Asa(?) Gardiner, and, second. Thankful 
Gardiner. 

Children of Hyman and Asa(?) (Gardiner) Gardiner 

248011. Wanton Gardiner, died young. 

24806. Sylvester Gardiner. 

2480c. Benjamin Gardiner. 

2480^. Susan Gardiner. 

24806. Mary Gardiner, married Silas Northup. 

§ 1635. ANNA GARDINER, 7 (Amos, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born , and married Cranston Gardiner. 

Children of Cranston and Anna (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2481. Sarah Gardiner. 

2482. Charlotte Gardiner. 

2483. Sarah Abby Gardiner. 

2484. Isaac Gardiner. 

§ 1636. (DAUGHTER) GARDINER, 7 (Amos, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), married Sylvester R. Gardiner. He married, second, January 21, 
1847, Ruth Northup. 

Children of Sylvester R. Gardiner 

2485. Silas Gardiner. 

2486. Frederick Gardiner. 

§ 1637. JEANETTE GARDINER, 7 (Amos, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 

2; George, i), was born , and married , George Arnold, a son of Peleg (son 

of Joseph?). 

Children of George and Jeanette (Gardiner) Arnold 

2487. George Arnold. 



2488, 
2489 
2490 
2491 
2492 
2493 



James(?) Arnold. 

Yelverton Arnold. 

William Arnold. 

Abby Arnold. 

Welcome Arnold, was born in 1825, and died June 9, 1888. 

Susan Arnold. 



§ 1638. JOSIAH GARDINER, 7 (Amos, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born January 18, 1796, and died October 25, 1864. He married, first, 
Mercy , and, second, Abby Potter. 

Children of Josiah Gardiner by First Wife 

2494. Josiah Gardiner. 

2495. Sarah Gardiner, married, first, Thomas Hazard, and, second, Stanton Hazard. 

Children by Second Wife 

2496. Mercy Gardiner. 

2497. Martha Gardiner. 

2498. Charlotte Gardiner. e 1639 



i68 The Gardiners 



§ 1639. CHARLOTTE GARDINER, 7 (Amos, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1797, and died December 13, 1859. She married, as a 
second wife, George Arnold. He was born in 1785, and died August 28, 1853. 

Children of George and Charlotte (Gardiner) Arnold 

2499. Margaret Arnold, unmarried. 

2500. Peleg a. Arnold, was born in 1826, and married Hannah Browning. 

2501. JosiAH Arnold, unmarried. 

2502. James Alfred Arnold, married, first, Addie Palmer, and second, Hannah Dawley. 

2503. Mary Arnold, married G. V. B. Watson. 

2504. John Arnold, married Ellen Danford. 
2504a. Benjamin Arnold, married Catharine Maine. 

2505. Ale.xander Arnold, unmarried. 

2506. Warren G. Arnold, married Jane Oatley. 

2507. Charlotte Arnold, unmarried. 

2508. Caroline Arnold, married Thomas Otis. 

§ 1641. ABBY GARDINER, 7 (Amos, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born , and married William Arnold. 

Children of William and Abby (Gardiner) Arnold 

2509. Louis Arnold. 



2510, 
2511 
2512 
2513 
2514 
2515 
2516 

2517 
2518 



Nelson Arnold. 
Edwin Arnold. 
Albert Arnold. 
Cornelia Arnold. 
Mary Arnold. 
Abby Arnold. 
Charlotte Arnold. 
Louisa Arnold. 
Julia Arnold. 



§ 1642. MARY GARDINER, 7 (Amos, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; 
George, i), was born in 1804, and died February 15, 1830. She married, May 29, 1822, 
John Rhodes Gardiner, of Prince Edward Island. (See No. 164Q.) 

Children of John R. and Mary (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2519. Margaret Julia Gardiner, was born March 24, 1823, and married, Dec. 25, 1846, John Todd. 

2520. Charlotte Gardiner, was born Jan. 12, 1825, and died Feb. 25, 1845. 

2521. J.\MEs Alfred Gardiner, was born April 14, 1827, and died during the Civil War, at Baton Rouge. 
He married, in 1851, Mary Barnes, of Boston, Mass. 

2522. George Henry Gardiner, was born May 25, 1829, and died July 13, 1830. 

§ 1643. JAMES ALFRED GARDINER, 7 (Amos, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1801, and died August 9, 1879. He married Maria 
Fish, of Newport, Rhode Island. 

Children of James A. and Maria (Fish) Gardiner 

2523. Amos Gardiner. 

2524. Mary Gardiner. 

2525. Frances Gardiner. 

2526. 



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2526. George Gardiner. 

2527. James Gardiner. 

2528. Alfred Gardiner. 

§ 1649. JOHN RHODES GARDINER, 7 (John, 6; Amos, 5; John, 4; William, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born April 24, 1798. When about twenty years of age, Mr. 
Gardiner visited his relatives in Rhode Island, many of those whom his father and 
mother had left behind, when they went to Prince Edward Island, in 1786, being then 
still living. There he met his first cousin, Mary Gardiner, whom he married on May 
29, 1822. Shortly after his marriage, he returned to his native place. North River, 
Prince Edward Island. After a residence there of three years, he removed to Bedeque. 
In 1836 he purchased the Gordon Grove property of three hundred and fifty acres, situated 
in the same settlement. He then became an extensive and prosperous tiller of the soil, 
and remained on the farm until 1866, when he removed to the town of Summerside. 
There he lived until his death on the tenth of September, 1874. The Summerside Journal 
noticed his death as follows: "This week we have to record the death of the Honorable 
John Rhodes Gardiner, of this Town, whose name is familiar to most of our readers. In 
the course of his eminently successful and useful career, he occupied some of the most 
prominent and honorable positions in this Colony. He was appointed, by the Crown, a 
Legislative Councillor for Prince Edward Island, in i860, a position which he held for 
three years. In 1864 he was High Sheriff for this (Prince) County and President of the 
Summerside Bank from 1866 to 1869." He was also a Justice of the Peace for the same 
county and a commissioner of small debts for Bedeque, etc. After his marriage to his 
first wife, Mr. Gardiner made frequent trips to Rhode Island to visit his relatives and 
friends. His last visit was made in 1874. 

He married, first, as stated above. May 29, 1822, Mary Gardiner, of Rhode Island, 
who died at Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, February 15, 1830, aged twenty-six years. 
He married, second, March 9, 1831, Mary Hooper, a daughter of Major Hooper, a Loyalist, 
from New Jersey, United States. She was born September 18, 1802, at Bedeque, and died 
January 25, 1890. (See No. 1642.) 

Children of John R. and Mary (Gardiner) Gardiner 

25280. Margaret Jlt-IA Gardiner, was born at Potosi Grove, March 24, 1823, and married, Dec. 25, 

1846, John Todd. He died in California. Mrs. Todd was living in Danville, Cal., in 1893. 
2528J. Charlotte Eliza Gardiner, was born at Potosi Grove, Jan. 12, 1825, and died at Gordon Grove, 

Bedeque, Feb. 25, 1845. 
2528c. James Alfred Gardiner, was born at Centreville, Bedeque, April 15, 1827, and married, in 

May, 1851, Mary Barnes, of Boston, U. S. A. He died at Baton Rouge, La., U. S. A., during the 

Civil War. 

2529. George Henry Gardiner, was born in Centreville, Bedeque, May 25, 1829, and died July 13, 1830. 

Children by Second Marriage 

2530. George Henry Gardiner, was born at Centreville, Bedeque, Jan. i, 1832, and married, at Cra- 
paud, Jan. i, 1857, .Sarah Reid. 

2531. Adelaide Gardiner, was born at Centreville, Sept. 27, 1833, and married, Nov. 24, 1859, Cliarles 
B. McNeil. They were living in Summerside, P. E. I., in 1895. 

2532- 



170 The Gardiners 



2532. Charles Colson Gardiner, was born at Centreville, Sept. 10, 1835, and married, first, Sept. 22, 

1868, Martha Cox, a daughter of the late /. B. Cox. She died June 29, 1869. He married, second, 

Nov. 25, 1873, LucyG. Hanaway, of Pictou, N. S. 
2533- Mary Sophia Gardiner, was born at Gordon Grove, Bedeque, July 18, 1837. She was living at 

Summerside, P. E. I., in 1895. 
2534. Eliza Jane Gardiner, was born at Gordon Grove, Bedeque, Aug. 3, 1839, and married, Oct. 14, 

1864, James Butcher, of Charlottetown. They were living at Denver, Col., in 1893. 
2535- Catharine Gardiner, was born at Gordon Grove, Feb. 20, 1842, and married, Nov. 20, 1868, 

F. E. Price, M.D., of Summerside. They were living at Hartford, Conn., U. S. A., in 1895. 
2536. Sarah Charlotte Gardiner, was born at Gordon Grove, May 3, 1843, and died Dec. 9, 1847. 

§ 1659. THOMAS WICKES GARDINER.^^o 7 (Wickes, 6; Benjamin, 5; John, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born July 25, 1805, and married, first, Eliza 
Greene, who died — — — . He married, second, Phebe Potter. 

Children of Thomas W. and Phebe (Potter) Gardiner 

2544. Ellen Gardiner. 

2545. Caroline Gardiner. 

2546. Mary Rhodes Gardiner. 

2547. James Sayre Gardiner. 

§ 1660. MALACHI RHODES GARDINER.^^"- 7 (Wickes, 6; Benjamin, 5; John, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born December 21, 1807, and married Harriet 
Brownell, who died in 1902, in her ninety-fifth year. 

Child of Malachi R. and Harriet (Brownell) Gardiner 

2548. Edwin VV. Gardiner, was born , and died . He married Abbie S. Sanjord, of Wick- 
ford. They had one child, Edna R. Gardiner, who was recently living in Providence (1915). 

§ 1669. GEORGE CHAMPLIN ROBINSON, 7 (Christopher, 6; Christopher, 5; 
Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1791, and died in 
1827. He married, March 23, 1818, Mary Niles Potter, a daughter of Jeremiah Niles 
and Sarah (Hazard) Potter. She was born August (October?) 9, 1794, and died August 
27, 1870. 

Children of George Champlin and Mary Niles (Potter) Robinson 

2549. Jeremiah Potter Robinson, was born Aug. 18, 1819, and married S/zaie//; DeWitt. 

2550. Sarah H. Robinson, was born in 1821, and died May 22, i860. She married William Rhodes 
Hazard. 

2551. Elizabeth Robinson, was born in 1823, and died Feb. 18, 1879. She married James Stewart, in 

1854- 

2552. George Champlin Robinson, was born Jan. 26, 1825, and married Mary Lyman Arnold, a daughter 
ol Lemuel H. and Sally {Lyman) Arnold. 

2553- Mary Niles Robinson, was born April 2, 1827, and married, Oct. 15, 1849, George G. Fearse, of 
Bristol, R. I. 

§ 1670. THURSTON ROBINSON, 7 (Christopher, 6; Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 
4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1793, and died in 1875. He married, 
in 1823, Sarah Perry, his first cousin, a daughter of John and Hannah (Robinson) Perry. 
She died in 1874, aged eighty-five years. 

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Seventh Generation 171 

Children of Thurston and Sarah (Perry) Robinson 

2554. Morton Robinson, was born in 1825, and married, in 1854, Ann E. Collins. 

2555. Harriet Robinson, was born in 1828, and married Samuel Robinson. 

2556. Benjamin Robinson, was born in 1832, and died in 1834. 

§ 1671. MARY ROBINSON, 7 (Christopher, 6; Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1794, and died in 1866. She married, in 
1815, John Brown, a son of Deputy-Governor George and Hannah (Robinson) Brown. 
He was born about 1792, and died in 1834. 

Children of John and Mary (Robinson) Brown 

2557. Hannah Brown, was born Aug. 13, 1817, and died Jan. 22, 1876. She married, Aug. 10, 1836, 
Benjamiji Rodman, a son of Robert and Elizabeth (Hazard) Rodman. 

2558. Eliz.abeth Brown, was born , and died . Slie married Isaac Nichols. 

2559. John Brown, married . 

2560. William Brown, married — ■ -. 



§ 1676. ELIZABETH A. ROBINSON, 7 (Christopher, 6; Christopher, 5; Abigail Gar- 
diner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1801, and died in 1876. She 
married, October 27, 1831, as a second wife, William Brown Robinson, a son of Benjamin 
and Elizabeth (Brown) Robinson. He was born in 1800, and died in 1875. 

Child of Willlam B. and Elizabeth (Robinson) Robinson 

2561. Caroline E. Robinson, was born in September, 1842, and married, March 4, 1873, Benjamin 
W. Sherman; s. p. 

§ 1678. ELISHA a. ROBINSON, 7 (Christopher, 6; Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 

4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1804, and died . He married, 

in 1837, Mary Hull, a daughter of Benjamin. 

Children of Elisha A. and Mary (Hull) Robinson 

2562. Sarah Hull Robinson, was born in 1838, and married JohnEldred, of Newport, R. I. 

2563. George I. Robinson, was born in 1840, and married, in 1864, Jane Porter. 

2564. Christopher Robinson, was born in 1842, and married, in 1867, Alvira Blanchard, who died in 1879. 

2565. Elisha A. Robinson, was born in 1845, and married, in 1874, Abby A. Proud. 

2566. Mary Anna Robinson, was born in 1847, and died in 1848, aged five months. 

2567. Benjamin Hull Robinson, was born in 1849, and died in 1850. 

2568. Fr.\ncis Warner Robinson, was born in 1852, and married, in 1875, Mary Nichols. 

§ 1679. HARRIET ROBINSON, 7 (Christopher, 6; Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 
4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1807, and died in 1828. She married, 
as a first wife, William Brown Robinson, who was born in 1800, and died in 1875. 

Child of William B. and Harriet (Robinson) Robinson 

2569. Caroline H. Robinson, was born Sept. 13, 1828, and died in May, 1829. 

§ 1680. FRANCES ROBINSON, 7 (Christopher, 6; Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 
4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1809, and died December — , 1876. She 
married Thomas Hazard Watson, a son of Walter. 

Children 



172 The Gardiners 



Children of Thomas H. and Frances (Robinson) Watson 

2570. Walter Scott Watson, married Sarah Poller. 

2571. George Watson. 

2572. Caroline Watson. 

2573. Elizabeth Watson. 

2574. Thomas H. Watson. 

§ 1682. ALBERT ROBINSON, 7 (Christopher, 6; Christopher, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 
Wilham, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1812, and died in 1856. He married 
Hannah Pearce. 

Children of Albert and Hannah (Pearce) Robinson 

2575. Albert C. Robinson, was born in 1854. 

2576. George P. Robinson, was born in 1856. 

§ 1729. GEORGE BROWN ROBINSON, 7 (Philip, 6; William, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 
4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born June 22, 1782, and died at Union (Union 
Springs?), Cayuga County, New York, March 27, 1822. He married, October i, 1807, 
Phebe Earl, a daughter of John and Dorcas. She died August 6, 1825, aged forty-three 
years and seventeen days, at the house of her brother-in-law, Seth Kelley, in Mendon, 
Massachusetts, and was buried at Smithfield, Rhode Island. 

Children of George B. and Phebe (Earl) Robinson 

2576a. Elizabeth Robinson, was born July 9, 1808, and died soon after that date. 

2577. Elizabeth Robinson, second, was born June 8, 181 1. 

2578. Dorcas Robinson, was born April 13, 1813, and died at the home of her uncle-in-law, Seth Kelley, 
Mendon, Mass., Oct. i, 1828. 

2579. John Earl Robinson, was born March 12, 1815. 

§ 1733. ESTHER ROBINSON.^^" 7 (William T., 6; Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1782, and married Jonas Minturn,'-' of 
New York, a son of William Minturn, who married Penelope Greene. Possibly he was 
a grandson of Jonas Minturn and Penelope Browne (daughter of Samuel Browne), who 
were married December 21, 1732, in South Kingstown, by Dr. MacSparran. 

Children of Jonas and Esther (Robinson) Minturn 

2580. Elizabeth Minturn, was born in 1801, and died young. 

2581. William Minturn, was born in 1802, and was drowned in a sailboat, near New York City, Sept. 
21, 1821. 

2582. Rowland Minturn, was born in 1804, and died in 1839, unmarried. 

2583. Caroline Minturn,'- was born in 1806, and married David Priestley Hall, of New York. 

2584. Thomas Minturn, was born in 1808, and died unmarried, aged seventy years. 

2585. Llovd Minturn, was born in 1810, and married Julia Randolph, of Newport, R. I. 

2586. Frances Minturn,™ was born in 1812, and married Thomas R. Hazard, of Vaucluse, R. I. 

2587. NiOBE Minturn, married Duncan Ferguson, of New York. She married, second, Ward H. Blackler. 

2588. Jonas Minturn,^-^ was born in 1829 (1819?), and married Abby West, of Bristol, R. I., daughter of 
Rev. John West. 

2589. Agatha Minturn, mamed Edward Mayer, of Vienna, Austria. 

2590. Gertrude Minturn, married William H. Newman. 

§ 1736. 



Seventh Generation 173 

§ 1736. SARAH ROBINSON, 7 (William T., 6; Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 

William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born , and married SamueF'^ Coates, of 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 

Children of Samuel (Joseph S.?) and Sarah (Robinson) Coates 

2592. Joseph H. Coates, married, first, Elizabeth Horner, and second, Sarah Ann Wisner. 

2593. Sarah R. Coates, married Joshua Toomer, of Charleston, S. C. 

§ 1737. MARY ROBINSON, 7 (William T., 6; Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; Wil- 
liam, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born , and married William Hunter,'-'' United 

States Minister to Brazil. 

Children of William and Mary (Robinson) Hunter 

2594. William Hunter, married Sally Hoffman, a daughter of General Smith, of Georgetown, D. C. 

2595. Eliza Hunter, married James Birckhead,^-^ of Rio Janeiro, Brazil. (See Annals of Trinity, p. 120,) 

2596. Thomas R. Hunter,-'" married Mrs. Frances Welmore Taylor, of New York City. {See Annals of 
Trinity, p. 230.) 

2597. Mary Hunter, married Captain Piers, of the Royal Navy of Great Britain. 

2598. Charles Hunter, married, March 30, 1848, Mary Stocton Rotch, who was born Oct. 30, 1823, and 
died Nov. 22, 1873. They were both lost in the steamship Vitle De Havre, in 1873. 

2599. Catharine Hunter, married William Leonard, of Rio Janeiro, Brazil. 

2600. John Hunter, died in youth. 

§ 1744. EMMA ROBINSON, 7 (William T., 6; Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; Wil- 
liam, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), married John Grimshaw, and died in 1828. 

Child of John and Emma (Robinson) Grimshaw 

2601. Emm.a Grimshaw, married i3f7yaw/« Haviland. 

§ 1745. ESTHER MORTON, 7 (Mary Robinson, 6; Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1797, and married, in 1824, Daniel B. Smith. 

Child of Daniel B. and Esther (Morton) Smith 

2603. Benjamin R. Smith, was born in 1825, and married, in 1854, Esther F. Wharton. Benjamin R. 
Smith inherited, and now (1905) occupies, as a summer residence, the old homestead of his maternal 
ancestors, in Newport, R. I. 

§ 1747. ABIGAIL ROBINSON, 7 (Thomas Richardson, 6; Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardi- 
ner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), married Nathan C. Hoag. 

Children of Nathan C. and Abigail (Robinson) Hoag 

2604. Rachel Hoag, married, but had no children. 

2605. Amey Hoag, unmarried. 

2606. Thomas Hoag, married Huldah Carr. 

2607. Huldah Hoag, msiTn&A Louis Estis. 

2608. Jane Hoag, married Henry Miles. 

2609. Nathan Hoag, died young. 

2610. Mary Hoag, married Daniel Clarke. 

§ 1748. ROWLAND T. ROBINSON, 7 (Thomas R., 6; Thomas, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 
4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), married Rachel Gilpin, of New York. 

Children 



174 The Gardiners 



Children of Rowland T. and Rachel (Gilpin) Robinson 

261 1. Thomas R. Robinson, married Charlotte Salterlee. 

2612. George G. Robinson. 

2613. Anne K. Robinson, ma.Tried Lloyd Minium. 

2614. Rowland E. Robinson, married Anna Stevens. 

§ 1751. WILLIAM ATTMORE ROBINSON, 7 (James, 6; Sylvester, 5; Abigail Gardi- 
ner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in Huntington, New Jersey, October 
18, 1797, and married, in 1828, Dorcas Hadwin, of Danby, Vermont, who was born 
March 26, 1807. He died in 1872. 

Children of William A. and Dorcas (Hadwin) Robinson 

2615. Mary Attmore Robinson, was born Aug. 28, 1829, and married, as second wife, Jacob Dunnell, of 
Pawtucket, R. I. 

2616. James Robinson, was born May 19, 1831, and married AnnaBalch. 

2617. Edward Hadwin Robinson, was born Jan. 16, 1833, and married Grace M. Hazard. 

2618. Caroline Robinson, was born June 8, 1834, and died in 1845. 

2619. Anne Robinson, was born May 30, 1837, and died unmarried. 

2620. William Attmore Robinson, was born May 7, 1841, and married Marian L. Swift. 

§ 1752. EDWARD MOTT ROBINSON, 7 (James, 6; Sylvester, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 
4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1799, and died in 1865. He married 
Abby S. Howland. 

Children of Edward M. and Abby (Howland) Robinson 

2621. Hetty H. Robinson, was born , and married Edward H. Greene. 

2622. Isaac H. Robinson, died in infancy. 

§ 1755. ATTMORE ROBINSON, 7 (James, 6; Sylvester, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 

William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1804, and died . He married, March 

17, 1841, Laura, a daughter of Doctor George and Jane (Hull) Hazard. She was born 
November 4, 1819. They were married at the Church of the Ascension, in Wakefield, 
by Rev. W. H. Newman. 

Children of Attmore and Laura (Hazard) Robinson 

2623. James Attmore Robinson, was born Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1842, and married, iirst, Lizzie Alger, and, 
second, Mary Ring. 

2624. Jane Hull Robinson, was born Monday, Aug. 2, 1843, and died unmarried. 

2625. Sylvester C. Robinson, was born Friday, May 16, 1845, and died unmarried. 

2626. George Hazard Robinson, was born Tuesday, March 22, 1847, and married Sarah Delamater. 

2627. Annie Chase Robinson, was born Tuesday, March 22, 1849, and died unmarried. 

2628. William Henry Robinson, was born Saturday, April 9, 1853, and married Sally Crosier. 

§ 1760. JONATHAN NICHOLS HAZARD, 7 (Mary Robinson, 6; Sylvester, 5 ; Abigail 
Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born January 16, 1795, and married 
Mary Congdon, a daughter of John and Sarah (Kenyon) Congdon. She was born Sep- 
tember 12, 1800. 

Children of Jonathan N. and Mary (Congdon) Hazard 

2629. Mary Abigail Hazard, was born April 29, 1828. 

2630. Anna Congdon Hazard, was born March 19, 1830, and died July 11, 1832. 

2631. 



Seventh Generation 175 

2631. Sarah Congdon Hazard, was born Dec. 28, 1831, and married Louis Hazard. 

2632. Anna Congdon Hazard, 2d, was born Jan. 26, 1835, and died Oct. 11, 1835. 

2633. John Congdon Hazard, was born March 31, 1836, and died in 1898, unmarried. 

2634. Rowland N. Hazard, was born April 26, 1838, and married Sarah L. Sneydam, of New York. He 
married a second time. 

2635. William Hazard, was born in May, i846(?). 

2636. Herbert Hazard, was born in i848(?), and married, first, Jennie Hunter, and second, Fannie Ross. 

§ 1763. SYLVESTER R. HAZARD, 7 (Mary Robinson, 6; Sylvester, 5; Abigail Gardi- 
ner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born , and married Alice Hull, a 

daughter of Robert Hull, about 1820. 

Children of Sylvester R. and Alice (Hull) Hazard 

2638. Jonathan H.\zard, was born June 23, 1823, and married Elizabeth Pierce. He died Sept. 12, 1877. 

2639. Mary Hull H.\zard, was born in 1 82 1. Unmarried. 

2640. Edward Hazard, was born Oct. 31, 1827, and married, in 1858, Louisa, a daughter of Stephen 
Fiske. He died Aug. 16, 1888. 

2642. George Hazard, was born in 1829, and married Laura Davis. 

2643. Alice Hazard, was born in 1830, and died unmarried. 

2644. Sylvester Haz.\rd, was born in 1834, and married Ruhamah Hazard. 

§ 1764. SYLVESTER HAZARD, 7 (Abigail Robinson, 6; Sylvester, 5; Abigail Gardi- 
ner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born March 3, 1791, and married, in 1817, 
Hannah, a daughter of Stephen Congdon. She died January 8, 1820, aged twenty-five 
years. He married, second, Gulielma M., a daughter of Caleb and Waite Babcock. 
He married, as a third wife, Abby C, a daughter of Thomas and Abby Clarke. He died 
September 16, 1875. 

Children by First Wife 

2645. Christopher C. G. Hazard, was born March 3, 1818, and died in infancy. 

2646. Christopher Gray Champlin Hazard, married, Dec. 15, 1846, Sjzo Gardiner Coggeshall. 

Child by Second Wife 

2647. Abby Robinson Hazard, was born Jan. 3, 1833, and married, Nov. 19, 1849, William Attmore 
Whaley. 

§ 1767. GEORGE HAZARD, 7 (Abigail Robinson, 6; Sylvester, 5 ; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born , and married Ann Barnet,^^'' of Eng- 
land. 

Children of George and Ann (Barnet) Hazard 

2648. Victoria Hazard. 

2649. Oliver Hazard. 

2650. Rowland R. Hazard. 

2651. Louis Hazard, married Sarah Congdon, a daughter of Jonathan N. Hazard. 

§ 1771. ANN DOCKRAY, 7 (John B.,^'' 6; Mary Robinson, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 
4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born October 18, 1779 (and died November 
18, 1824?). She married William Brown, a son of Deputy-Governor George and Han- 
nah (Robinson) Brown. He was born in 1774 (1775?), and died April 5, 1824. 

Children 



176 The Gardiners 



Children of William and Ann (Dockray) Brown 

2652. Edward Brown, unmarried. 

2653. Hannah Brown, was born , and married, March 3, 1822, John Dockray Williams, her second 

cousin. 

2654. Ann.\ Brown, married, Sept. 12, 1826, Thomas Williams. 

2655. S.\RAH W. Brown, married, Sept. 24, 1832, Francis H. Rathbun. 

2657. Francis Brown, married Abhy Curtis. 

§ 1772, JOHN BIGLAND DOCKRAY, 7 (John B., 6; Mary Robinson, 5; Abigail 
Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born October 25, 1780, and married, 
November 8, 1809, Mercy Peckham, a daughter of William and Mercy Peckham. She 
was born July 11, 1783, and died November 29, 1850. 

Children of John B. and Mercy (Peckham) Dockray 

2658. John Bigland Dockray, was born April 24, 1813, and married Susannah Curtis. He died in 1893. 

2659. William Peckham Dockray, was born Jan. 14, 1815. 

2660. IVIercy Dockray, was born Oct. 23 (18?), 1817, and married, June 6, 1843, Rev.ElishaF. Watson. 

2661. James Perry Dockray, was born May 18, 1820, and married Abby Lawton. 

§ 1774. JOHN OLDFIELD DOCKRAY, 7 (James R., 6; Mary Robinson, 5; Abigail 

Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born , and married, February 

28, 1815, Ann Remington, a daughter of John. 

Children of John O. and Ann (Remington) Dockray 

2662. Eliza Oldfield Dockray, was born Aug. 12, 1815, and married — • •. 

2663. Phebe Robinson Dockray, was born Aug. 12, 1821, and married, May 28, 1840, Caleb F. Weaver. 

2664. Benjamin Remington Dockr.\y, was born Oct. 14, 1823. 

2665. Joseph VV. Dockray, was born Sept. 23, 1829. 

2666. Mary Dockray, was born April 22, 1832. 

2667. John Oldfield Dockray, was born , and married, April 4, 1 8 ^g, Elizabeth Potter. 

§ 1778. JOHN DOCKRAY WILLIAMS, 7 (Mary Dockray, 6; Mary Robinson, 5; 
Abigail Gardiner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born September 8, 1797, 
and married, October 3, 1822, Hannah Brown, adaughterof William and Ann (Dockray) 
Brown, his cousin. 

Children of John D. and Hannah (Brown) Williams 

2668. Caroline Smith Williams, was born March 24, 1826, and died Jan. 27, 1838. 

2669. Edward Brown Williams, was born Feb. 2, 1828. 

2670. Ch.\rles Williams, was born Dec. 22, 1833. 

2671. John Dockray Williams, was born Dec. 22, 1835. 

2672. Horace Williams, was born in 1838. 

§ 1783. GEORGE B. ROBINSON, 7 (Benjamin, 6; John, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born September 27, 1796, and died May 8, 1872. 
He married Mary Wells, who died in 1838, aged twenty-seven years. He married, second, 
March 14, 1839, Julianna Wells, an aunt of his first wife. She died January 15, 1884. 

Children of George B. Robinson by First Marriage 

2673. Marie Potter Robinson, was born June 16, 1833, and died Sept. 13, 1848. 

2674. Elizabeth Brown Robinson, was born Sept. 30, 1836, and died in 1898. 

2675- 



Seventh Generation 177 

2675. John Wanton Robinson, was born Sept. 30, 1837 (1836?), and died Nov. 9, 1S37. 

2676. Mary Wells Robinson, was born Feb. 27, 1838, and died June 8, 1838. 

Children by Second Wife 

2677. Hannah Watson Robinson, was born June i, 1840. 

2678. George Brown Robinson, was born Marcli 16, 1842, and married, Jan. 28, i86g, Lilla Bryav, 
of New York. 

2679. Thomas Wells Robinson, was born Oct. 10, 1843, and died Dec. 19, 1893. He married, Oct. 15, 
1878, Annie F. Livermore, a daughter of George W. Livermore, of Nyaclc-on-the-Hudson. 

§ 1784. SYLVESTER ROBINSON, 7 (Benjamin, 6; John, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 4; 
William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born July 16, 1798, and died in January, 1867. 
He married, October 9, 1822, Eliza Noyes, a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Babcock) 
Noyes, and a granddaughter of Colonel Joseph Noyes, who was an officer in the Army 
and served through the War of 1776. 

Children of S-ixvESXER and Eliza (Noyes) Robinson 

2680. Benjamin F. Robinson, was born Jan. 9, 1824, and married Caroline E. Rodman. 

2681. Anne Eliza Robinson, was born Aug. 22, 1826, and married William Nichols Austin. She died 
March 19, 1857. 

2682. Hannah Babcock Robinson, was born July 13, 1833, and died Oct. 22, 1851. 

§ 1785. WILLIAM BROWN ROBINSON, 7 (Benjamin, 6; John, 5; Abigail Gardiner, 
4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1800, and died in 1875. He married, 
first, Harriet, a daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth (Anthony) Robinson, his second 
cousin. He married, second, October 27, 1831, Eliza Robinson, a sister of his first wife. 

Child of William B. Robinson by First Wife 

2683. Caroline H. Robinson, was born Sept. 13, 1828, and died in 1829. 

Child by Second Wife 

2684. Caroline E. Robinson, was born Sept. 13, 1842, and married, March 4, 187 t,, Benjamin W. Sherman. 

§ 1786. HANNAH BROWNE ROBINSON, 7 (Benjamin, 6; John, 5; Abigail Gardi- 
ner, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born February i, 1802, and died in Novem- 
ber, 1838. She married, December 15, 1834, Elisha Watson, Jr. 

Children of Elisha and Hannah B. (Robinson) Watson 

2688. Benjamin W.^tson, was born Dec. 30, 1835, and died at Cairo, III., in March, 1883. He married and 
left children. 

2689. Hannah Sus.\n Watson, was born Sept. 19, 1837, and married, April 9, 1861, .ittmore Wright. She 
married, second, Dec. 13, 1865, Charles Hazard, her first cousin. 

§ 1822. WILLIAM HOWARD GARDINER, 7 (John Sylvester John, 6; John, 5; 
Doctor Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, l), was born in 1797, and died in 
1882. He married, in 1823, Caroline Perkins, who died in 1867. She was a daughter of 
Thomas Handasyde Perkins, of Boston, Massachusetts. 

Children of William H. and Caroline (Perkins) Gardiner 

2690. William Prescott Gardiner, was born in 1824, and died in i860. 

2691. Edward Gardiner, was born in 1825, and died in 1859. He married Sophia Mifflin, of Philadelphia, 
Pa.; children. 

2692. 



178 



The Gardiners 



2692. Mary Cary Gardiner, was born in 1827, and died in 1863. She married, in 1856, William Nye 
Jams, of Boston; s. p. 

2693. John Sylvester Gardiner, was born in 1830, and died in 1856, unmarried. 

2694. Caroline Louisa Gardiner, was born in 1832, and died in 1888, unmarried. 

2695. Charles Perkins Gardiner, was born in 1836, and married, in 1864, Emma Fields Glidden; a cliild, 
Mary Caroline. 

§ 1823. MARY LOUISA GARDINER, 7 (John Sylvester John, 6; John, 5; Doctor 

Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born , and married John Peck 

Cushman,'"" of Boston (probably Ciishing). 

Children of John P. and Mary L. (Gardiner) Cushman (Gushing?) 

2696. John Gardiner Cushman (Gushing?), married Susan Dexter; children. 

2697. Thomas Forbes Cushman (Cushing?); child. 

2698. Robert Maynard Cushman (Cushing?); children. 

2699. William Cushman (Gushing?). 

2700. Mary Louisa Cushman (Cushing?), ma.rne:A Edward Boil; children. 

§ 1831. ARTHUR BROWN, 7 (John, 6; Anne Gardiner, 5; Doctor Sylvester, 4; William 
3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1786, and married, in 1814, Anna Elizabeth, a daugh- 
ter of Captain Richard Clements. Arthur Brown was of Newtown, Roscommon, Ireland. 
He died in 1870. 

Children of Arthur and Anna Elizabeth (Clements) Brown 

2701. Thomas Blakeney Brown, unmarried. 

2702. John Irwin Clements Brown, Captain in the Royal Navy. 

2703. Son. 

2704. Son. 

2705. Daughter. 

2706. Daughter. 

2707. Daughter. 

2708. Daughter. 

2709. Daughter. 

Most of these children are now living (1903) in England and Ireland. 

§ 1834. ANNE HALLOWELL GARDINER, 7 (Robert Hallowell, 6; Hannah, 5; 
Doctor Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1807, and died in 1876. 
She married, in 1832, Francis Richards, who was born in 1805, and died in 1858. 

Children of Fr.\ncis and Anne H. (Gardiner) Richards 

2710. Francis Gardiner Rich.\rds, was born in 1833, and died in 1884. He married Anne Ashburner, 
a daughter of Samuel Ashburner, of London, England; children. 

271 1. George Richards, was born in 1837, and died in 1837. 



2712 
2713 
2714 
2715 
2716, 



George Henry Richards. 

Sarah Richards, was born in 1840, and died in 1855, unmarried. 

John Tudor Richards, was born , and married Cora Howard; children. 

Robert Hallowell Richards, married Ellen Swallow. 

Henry Richards, married Laura Elizabeth, a daughter of Dr. Samuel G. Howe; children. 

§ 1839. 



Seventh Generation 179 

§ 1839. JOHN WILLIAM TUDOR GARDINER, 7 (Robert Hallovvell, 6; Hannah, 5; 
Doctor Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1817, and died in 
1879. He married, in 1854, Anne Elizabeth (Hays) West, a daughter of John Hays, 
of Carlisle, Pennsylvania. ' 

Children of John W. T. and Anne E. (Hays) Gardiner 

2717. Robert Hallowell Gardiner, was born Sept. 9, 1855, and married Alice, a daughter ol Edward 
Bangs, of Boston; five children. 

2718. Eleanor Gardiner. 

2719. Anna Hays Gardiner, was born in 1859, and died in i860. 

2720. Francis Richards Gardiner, was born in i860, and died in 1880. 

2721. John Hays Gardiner. 

2722. John Tudor Gardiner. 

§ 1841. FREDERIC GARDINER, 7 (Robert Hallowell, 6; Hannah, 5 ; Doctor Sylvester 
4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1822, and died in 1889. He married 
Caroline, a daughter of William Vaughan, of Hallowell, Maine. 

Children of Rev. Frederic and Caroline (Vaughan) Gardiner 

2722a. Emma J.\ne Gardiner, married, in 1873, Rev. Henry Ferguson, of Stamford, Conn.; four children. 

2723. William Tudor Gardiner, was born in 1850, and died in 1863. 

2724. Rev. Frederick Gardiner, L. H. D., married, in 1886, Sallie Merrick, of Germantown, Pa.; three 
children. 

2725. Henrietta Gardiner. 

2726. Alfred Gardiner, was born in 1862, and died in 1879. 

§ 1843. PHILIP DUMARESQUE, 7, of Swan Island (James, 6; Rebecca Gardiner, 5; 
Doctor Sylvester, 4; William, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born in 1804, and died in 
1863. He married, in 1836, Margaretta, a daughter of Francis Deblois, of Boston, Mas- 
sachusetts. 

Children of Philip and Marg.aretta (Deblois) Dumaresque 

2727. Philip Kearney Dumaresque, married Sophia Hurlbert; children. 

2728. James Saumerez Dumaresque, married Lucy Hazeltine; child. 

2729. Herbert Dumaresque, married, in 1873, Julia Gordon; children. 

2730. Francis Dumaresque. 

2731. Margaretta Dumaresque, was born in 1837, and died in 1849. 

2732. Fr.\nces Perkins Du.maresque, was born in 1840, and died in 1855. 

2733. Florence Saumerez Dumaresque, married, in 1864, George Wheatland; children. 

§ 1844. JANE FRANCIS REBECCA DUMARESQUE, 7 (James, 6; Rebecca Gar- 
diner, 5; Doctor Sylvester, 4; William 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born , and 

married Thomas Handasyde Perkins, of Boston, Massachusetts. 

Children of Thomas H. and Jane F. R. (Dumaresque) Perkins 

2734. Thomas Handasyde Perkins, married Elizabeth J. Chadwick; children. 

2735- Augustus Thorndike Perkins, died in 1891. He married Susan Hammond Timmins; children. 

2735a. Philip Dum,\resque Perkins. 

2735*. Francis Codman Perkins, was born in 1830, and died in 1842. 

2735c. Louisa Dumaresque Perkins.'" 

§ 1850b. 



i8o The Gardiners 

§ 1850b. SILAS H. GARDINER, 7 (John, 6; Caleb, 5; Benjamin, 4; Nathaniel, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born January 17, 1803, and died September 5, 1857. He 
married Charlotte Coggeshall, who was born February 9, 1813, and died August 22, 1880. 

Children of Silas H. and Charlotte (Coggeshall) Gardiner 
2735^. Sarah Gardiner, unmarried. 

2735e. Mary Gardiner, Avas born , and married (intentions), Aug. 25, 1856, Hiram LaMotte Lewis. 

2735/. Charles Gardiner, married Louisa Crapo. 

§ 1850c. DANIEL H. GARDINER, 7 (John, 6; Caleb, 5; Benjamin, 4; Nathaniel, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born November 7, 1807, and died September 8, 1875. He 
married Joanna Sweet, a daughter of Jonathan Y. and Margaret (Greene) Sweet. She 
was born April 29, 1812 (1810?), and died January 9, 1889. 

Children of Daniel H. and Joanna (Sweet) Gardiner 

27352- Kirke Gardiner, married Helen Hadsell {Hadsall?). 

272,5k. Helen M. Gardiner, married Charles Shumway. 

27352. John D. Gardiner, was born June 8, 1835, and died Oct. 30, 1857. He married in Nebraska. 

27357. Louisa Gardiner, married Dr. Edward Van de Warker, and died in 1872. 

§ 1850d. LOUISA GARDINER, 7 (John, 6; Caleb, 5; Benjamin, 4; Nathaniel, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born April 20 (30?), 1810, and died December 10, 1892. She 
married Leonard Doty, who was born March 2, 1812, and died March 6, 1882. 

Children of Leonard and Louisa (Gardiner) Doty 

2736. Amey Doty, married George Htill, a son of Charles Hull. 

2736a. Albert Doty, was born in 1840, and died Oct. 28, 1873. He married, Jan. 2, 1867, Emily G. Mason, 

a daughter of Rufus and Jeannette (Potter); s. p. 
2736*. Libbie Doty, was born Feb. 5, 1845, and married Hiram Carpenter, a son of Calvin and Carr 

Potter. He was born Feb. 25, 1843, and died May 19, 1880. 

§ 1851f. HENRY GARDINER, 7 (Oliver, 6; Paris, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; 

Benoni, 2; George, i), was born about 1798. He married , and lived at West 

Kingston, in South Kingstown. 

Children of Henry Gardiner 

2736c. John Gardiner, was born about 1824. 

2736d. William Gardiner, was born about 1826. 

2736e. Henry Gardiner, was born about 1828. 

2736/. Jeremiah B. Gardiner, was born about 1830, and became superintendent of Providence and Ston- 

ington Railroad. He lived in Providence. 
2736g. Orren Gardiner, was born about 1832, and was a railroad man, being Station Master in Providence. 

§ 1862. ROUSE GARDINER, 7 (Benoni, 6; James, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born , and married Mary Card. 

Children of Rouse and Mary (Card) Gardiner 

2737. Frank Gardiner. 



2738 
2739 
2740, 
2741 



Lizzie Gardiner, married Irish Greene. 

Adeline Gardiner, unmarried. 

Augustus Gardiner, was killed at Antietam, in the Civil War. 

Sarah Gardiner. § 1863. 



Seventh Generation i8i 

§ 1863. JOHN GARDINER, 7 (Benoni, 6; James, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born June 8, 181 1, and died April 30 (3?), 1892. He married, 
July 3, 1836, Susan Peckham, a daughter of Benjamin T. and Abigail (Oatley) Peckham. 
She died June i, 1864. 

Children of John and Susan (Peckham) Gardiner 

2742. George C. Gardiner, was born June 8, 1837, and married, Jan. 12, i860, Mary P. Eaton. 



2743 
2744 
2745 
2746, 

2747 
2748 
2749 



James Gardiner, was born March 3, 1839, and married, June 20, 1865, Mary Pyle. 
Nathaniel Gardiner, was born Dec. 17, 1841 (1840?), and died Sept. 17, 1842. 
Mary P. Gardiner, was born Jan. 14, 1842, and married, March 8, 1859, Myron Ward. 
Sarah E. Gardiner, was born Oct. 6, 1843, and married, Sept. 18, 1862, Amos Burnett. 
Anna E. Gardiner, was born Aug. 6, 1845, and died Oct. 26, 1850, from scarlet fever. 
Abigail Gardiner, was born Jan. 30, 1847, and died Sept 21, 1850, from scarlet fever. 
Rodman Gardiner, was born Nov. 26, 1848, and died Sept. 25, 1850, from scarlet fever. 



§ 1864. ROWLAND GARDINER, 7 (Benoni, 6; James, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; 

Benoni, 2 ; George, i), was born , and married Ann Holley, a daughter of John and 

Mary (Stanton) Holley. He died . She died . He married, second, Belinda 

Gardiner, who was the widow of Nelson May. He had no issue by his second wife. 

Children of Rowland and Ann (Holley) Gardiner 

2750. John H. Gardiner. 

2751. Rowland Gardiner. 

2752. Frank Gardiner. < 

2753. Sarah Gardiner. 

2754. Mary Gardiner. 

2755. Alzada Gardiner. 

2756. Ellen Gardiner. 

§ 1866. RODMAN GARDINER, 7 (Benoni, 6; James, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born . He was a seafaring man, and married, in Eng- 
land, Margaret . After his death she married a second time. 

Children of Rodman and Margaret Gardiner 

[Names unknown.] 

§ 1868. DORCAS GARDINER, 7 (Benoni, 6; James, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, i), was born March 6, 1819, and married, May 2, 1842, Joshua C. 
Tucker. She died May 19, 1888. He died in July, 1903. 

Children of Joshua C. and Dorcas (Gardiner) Tucker 

2760. John K. Tucker, was born May i, 1843, and died June 26, 1856. 

2761. Sally G. Tucker, was born July 29, 1844, and married, Jan. i, 1874, James F. Crosse. 

2762. Roswell H. Tucker, was born July 17, 1846, and married, Oct. 23, 1870, Angeline Nye. She died 
in February, 1875. He married, second, Nov. 28, 1888, Mary H. CanonhelQ) . 

2763. J. Attwell Tucker, was born Jan. 14, 1848, and married, Nov. 19, 1877, Annie E. Saunders. 

2764. J. Clarke Tucker, Jr., was born June 19, 1854, and married Emma E. Browning, Nov. 12, 1879. 
She died Jan. 27, 1896. He married a second time. 

2765. Abbie S. Tucker, was born March 11, 1857, and died March 15, 1857. 

§ 1869. 



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§ 1869. MARY GARDINER, 7 (Benoni, 6; James, 5; Nathaniel, 4; Nathaniel, 3; 
Benoni, 2; George, 1), was born in i82o(?), and married Jonathan Congdon. 

Children of Jonathan and Mary (Gardiner) Congdon 

2766. Amanda Congdon. 

2767. Melissa Congdon. 

§ 1887. DANIEL GARDINER, 7 (Daniel, 6; Daniel, 5; Daniel, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born March 23,^-' 1789, six weeks after his father's death, and was 
reared in the family of his grandfather, Daniel Gardiner, at Gardiner's Lake, being, after 
his mother's second marriage, in the care of his Aunt Elizabeth. He lived also at East 
Haddam, and other places adjacent, and finally settled at Warehouse Point, East Wind- 
sor. In 1830 he removed to Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio. He married, January 
17, 1813, Prudence Whipple, a daughter of Thomas and Catharine (Jeffrey) Whipple, of 
New London, tracing, through Samuel Whipple, of Groton, to John Whipple, of Provi- 
dence, Rhode Island, who was in Dorchester, Massachusetts, as early as 1632. She was 
born November 19, 1792, and died August 28, 1816, in Johnstown, Ohio. 

Children of Daniel and Prudence (Whipple) Gardiner 

2771. Sabrina Crocker Gardiner, was born in Connecticut, Feb. 18, 1814, and married Wells 
Atwood, March I, 1835. 

2772. Daniel Gardiner, was born in Connecticut, Dec. 18, 1815, and married Afary Hodges. 

2773. Charles Merrit Gardiner, was born Sept. 12, 1817, and married Amey Coleman. He died Dec. 
23, 1893; s. p. 

2774. Prudence Maria Gardiner, was born Aug. 25, 1819, and married Jonalhan Smith. 

2775. Eunice Ann Gardiner, was born Jan. 10, 1823, and married Andre%o Stevens. 

2776. Thomas Brown Gardiner, was born Oct. 24, 1824, and married Susan Townsend. 

2777. George Christopher Gardiner, was born Sept. 19, 1827, and married Narcissa Price. 

2778. Anson James Gardiner, was born in Ohio, Sept. 13, 1831, and married Mary Watson. 

§ 1890. EUNICE WIGHT GARDINER, 7 (Nicholas, 6; Daniel, 5; Daniel, 4; Stephen, 
3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born June 9, 1809, and married, March 26, 1839, Harvey 
Gillett, of Colchester. She died in 1890. He died October 13, 1852. 

Children of Harvey and Eunice W. (Gardiner) Gillett 

2779. S.\rah Gillett, was born April 27, 1840, and married, April 26, 1858, Charles E. Saunders. She 
died Sept. I, 1886. 

2780. Addie Gillett, was born Nov. 22, 1841, and married, Dec. 8, 1858, Henry Brainard. 

2781. Jerash Bartlett Gillett, was born May 31, 1845. 

2782. Elizabeth Clarke Gillett, was born April 21, 1848, and married Roderick . 

§ 1892. ROBERT DIXON GARDINER, 7 (Nicholas, 6; Daniel, 5; Daniel, 4; Stephen, 
3; Benoni, 2; George, i), was born March 16, 1805, and married, September 5, 1837, 
Phebe Gardiner Miller. He had no issue by his second wife, Louise M. Ely. 

Child of Robert D. and Phebe G. (Miller) Gardiner 

2783. Samuel Miller Gardiner, was born May 3, 1840 (1841?), at East Hampton, and on March 29, 
1880, at Derby, Conn., married Mary Frances Osborn, who was born Nov. 30, 1845, at East 
Hampton, Conn. 

§ 1936c. 



Seventh Generation 183 

§ 1936c. DANIEL GARDINER, 7 (George, 6; Othniel, 5; Benoni, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born August 21, 1799, and died January 12, 1863. He married Ann 
Terry in 1835, a daughter of Judge Seth Terry, of Hartford, Connecticut, a direct descend- 
ant of Samuel Terry, of Enfield, Connecticut. He was a graduate of Union College, in 
1817, recorder of Troy City, author of Moral Law of Nations, Tracts of Representative 
Governments, Law and Rebellion, and Institutes of International Law. 

Children of Daniel and Ann (Terry) Gardiner 

2783a. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born April 20, 1838, and died April 15, 1841. 

27836. Eugene Terry Gardiner, was born Sept. 26, 1840, and was educated at Williams College and 

Columbia Law School. 
2783c. James Terry Gardiner,™ was born May 6, 1842, and married, in 1868, Josephine Rogers, a daughter 

of John. He married, second, Eliza Greene, of Albany. 

§ 1936g. GEORGE GARDINER, 7 (George, 6; Othniel, 5; Benoni, 4; Isaac, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i), was born in 1786, and died in 1826. He married . 

Children of George Gardiner 

2y8id. George Gardiner, was born , and died ; s. p. 

27836. John Gardiner, of Sharon Springs, had several children.™ 
2783/. Raymond Gardiner, of New York City, had two children. 
27835. Asa Gardiner, had Asa B. Gardiner,^-'- David, George, Nanian(}) and Rebecca. 

§ 1949. OSCAR GARDINER,3i» 7 (Robert H., 6; Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; Henry, 3; 
Henry, 2; George, i), was born January 25, 1825, and married, March 20, 1848, Lydia 
A. Sherman, who died April 2, 1888. He married, second, in April, 1889, Hannah J. 
Northup. 

Child of Oscar and Lydia A. (Sherman) Gardiner 

2784. Robert Hazard Gardiner, was born Dec. 30, 1850, and married Ella Blanchard. 

§ 1956. CHRISTOPHER G. RODMAN, 7 (Mary Gardiner, 6; Christopher, 5; Henry, 
4; Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born July 18, 1801, and married. May 7, 1824, 
Nancy Taber, of Newport, Rhode Island. 

Children of Christopher G. and Nancy (Taber) Rodman 

2785. Peleg Cl.\rke Rodman, was born July 4, 1825, and died July 6, 1881. He married £//30 Sroifw. 

2786. Mary Ann Rodman, was born May 8, 1827, and married William York{}). 

2787. Hannah Rodman, was born Aug. i, 1829, and married Capt. Benjamin Hall. 

2788. Daniel Tabor Rodman, was born Sept. 24, 1831, and married Susan Stedman. 

2789. Nancy Tabor Rodman, was born Aug. 21, 1835, and married Jeremiah Stedman. 

2790. Thomas Rodman, was born April 11, 1839, and died March 12, 1842. 

2791. George Rodman, was born Feb. 20, 1841, and married Kate Hunter Dockray. 

2792. Elizabeth Rodman, was born May 8, 1843, and died July 13, 1845. 

2793. Thomas Rodman, was born June 21, 1847, and married Ruth Carpenter. 

2794. James Rodman, was born Oct. 27, 1851, and died in July, 1853. 

§ 1957. MARGARET RODMAN, 7 (Mary Gardiner, 6; Christopher, 5; Henry 4; 
Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born May 13, 1803, and died in 1881. She married 
Elisha Kenyon, in 1824. 

Children 



1 84 



The Gardiners 



Children of Elisha and Margaret (Rodman) Kenyon 

2795. Mary Ann Kenyon, was born in 1825, and married Allen Gardiner. 

2796. LuciNDA Kenyon, was born in 1827, and married Nicholas Irish, of Newport, R. I. 
2797- James Kenyon, was born in 1829, and married — Gardiner. 

2798. Charles Kenyon, was born in 1841, and died in i85i. He married I,_y(f/a Armstrong. 

§ 1958. DANIEL RODMAN, 7 (Mary Gardiner, 6; Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; Henry, 
3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born August 3, 1805, and died August 5, 1880. He married, 
November 26, 1835, EHza Brown. Daniel Rodman was born in Wakefield, Rhode Island. 
In his youth he was mostly engaged in farming, but, during the winter months, he gave 
his time to learning the processes of woolen manufacture. In 1831 he operated a cotton 
and woolen mill in South Carolina. In 1843 he purchased his estate of "Moorsfield," 
in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, where he settled for life and carried on the manu- 
facture of kerseys in his two mills, one at Moorsfield and one at Glenrock. At Moors- 
field, in his quiet and secluded, but beautiful, home, Mr. Rodman spent the last forty- 
six years of his life, accumulating a fine fortune. He owed his success in business to his 
industry, perseverance and economy, coupled with these precepts: "What little you do, 
do well"; "Be careful in making business engagements. Be more careful in fulfilling 
them." Curiously enough, the estate he purchased in Moorsfield was originally the prop- 
erty of Henry Gardiner, a great-great-grandfather of his mother, Mary Gardiner. A 
fulling-mill was established here as early as 1722, by Thomas Culverwell, who bought the 
land of George Hazard, and the privilege of making a dam and flowing land, of said Hazard 
and Henry Gardiner. After two years Culverwell sold the mill property to the original 
owner, George Hazard, and by his son. Colonel Thomas Hazard, it was sold to William 
Taylor. Culverwell sold "Mills, presses, shears, etc.," belonging to the manufacturing 
property, this being one of the earliest manufactures in the town. 

Children of Daniel and Eliza (Brown) Rodman 

2799. Daniel Brown Rodman, was born Jan. 7, 1837, and married Sarah Card. He married, second, 
Martha Helen Greene. He married, third, Mrs. Hannah Pendelton (widow). 

2800. Mary Eliza Rodman, was born Dec. 10, 1838, and died . He married Charles D. Kenyon. 

2801. Henry Harrison Rodman, was born in April, 1841, and died . He married 5ara/j£. Champlin. 

2802. Martha Ann Rodman, was born Dec. 8, 1843, and died June 7, 1884. 

2803. Martha Ann Rodman, born June 4, 1843, and married George Sanderson. 

2804. Arabella Rodman, was born Aug. 16, 1847, and married John Robinson Nichols. 

2805. Alida Rodman, was born July 23, 1849, and died Feb. 19, 1869. 

2806. Abbie Hull Rodman, was born April 4, 1852, and died March 28, 1880. 

2807. Almira Williams Rodman, was born Feb. 22, 1855, and married Edmund Walker. 

§ 1959. CLARKE RODMAN, 7 (Mary Gardiner, 6; Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; Henry, 
3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born September 3, 1808, and died March 25, 1864. He 
married, October 3, 1836, Fanny Cundall, who was born September 20, 1815, and died 
June 18, 1853. He married, second, Sarah Straight, August 28, 1859. She was born 
November 7, 1819. The children were all by the first wife. 

Children of Clarke and Fanny (Cundall) Rodman 

2808. Elizabeth Wallace Rodman, was born Dec. 17, 1837, and married Albert Arnold. 

2809. 



Seventh Generation 185 

2809. William Harrison Rodman, was born Aug. i, 1848, and married, March 27, 1884, Emily Rodman, 
a daughter of Robert and Alinira (Taylor) Rodman. (See No. 2822.) 

2810. Isaac Clarke Rodman, was born July 15, 1843. He was a member of Company E, Rhode Island 
Volunteers, was taken prisoner at the first battle of Bull Run, and carried to Richmond, where he 
died Sept. 26, 1861. 

28n. Constant Tabor Rodman, was born May 24, 1847, and married, April 7, 1880, Oclavia Marsh. 

2812. Charles Lewis Rodman, was born May 23, 1852, and married Imogeve Sheldon. 

§ 1960. ELIZABETH RODMAN, 7 (Mary Gardiner, 6; Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; 
Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, l), was born July 11, 1810, and died February 8, 1867. 
She married WilHam Hammond. 

Children of William and Elizabeth (Rodman) Hammond 

2813. George Hammond. 

2814. William Hammond. 

2815. Charles Hammond. 

2816. Frank Pacific Rodman(?) Hammond. 

§ 1963. ROBERT RODMAN, 7 (Mary Gardiner, 6; Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; Henry, 
3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born October 9, 1819 (1818?). Mr. Rodman, at the age of 
twenty-two, commenced the manufacture of kerseys in Exeter, Rhode Island, where he 
remained one year. At the end of that time he removed to Silver Spring, Rhode Island, 
where he continued the same branch of industry until the spring of 1845. He then sold 
his manufacturing establishment, and for a few years thereafter engaged in farming and 
in attending to the interests he had acquired in coasting vessels. In the spring of 1848 
he resumed business at Lafayette, Rhode Island, where he has since been engaged in the 
manufacture of Kentucky jeans. He commenced with one set of machinery and twelve 
looms, and gradually increased his facilities until his looms numbered four hundred and 
fourteen, including those in his factories at Silver Spring and Wakefield. In addition to 
the manufacture of woolen goods, he also makes the cotton warps used in his jeans, 
they being manufactured by him at his factory known as the Shady Lea Mill. Mr. Rod- 
man's success has given him a prominent place among New England manufacturers. 
He has served his town in the General Assembly and has otherwise devoted much time to 
public interests. This much for his business character. As a man, he is one of Nature's 
noblemen, of an integrity so incorruptible that his name, attached to his goods, was all 
the recommendation needed for securing quick sales. Other manufacturers would have 
cheerfully given him a small fortune for the privilege of using his tickets. He is a man of 
commanding presence, tall, strong and well formed. His physical development does no 
discredit to the sturdy yeomen from whom he sprang. He is an exceedingly quiet man, 
in manner and speech, with a keen sense of humor. 

This short and imperfect sketch does not do sufficient credit to the man, but if, to it, are 
added a few of his own words, they may help to a better understanding of the nobility 
of his character. During the Civil War he, with almost all, perhaps all, of the Rhode 
Island manufacturers, became greatly embarrassed in his business, but succeeded in 
getting an extension of credit, and thus bridged over the hard times. His success after 
that was almost phenomenal, and the time came when he could say to his wife: "I have 

now 



1 86 The Gardiners 



now money enough to pay all my debts. Shall I pay them, or build you the fine house I 
have promised to build for you?" "Pay your debts, Mr. Rodman," was the answer of 
the true, loving wife and helpmeet, "I will wait for the house." With a little laugh he 
said, "But I have money enough to do both." It is needless to add that the debts 
were paid in full, dollar for dollar, and the house built, — a beautiful house, almost a 
palace, and an ornament to the South County. 

He married, April 3, 1841, Almira, a daughter of Colonel William and Mary (Sanford) 
Taylor. The Taylor family were amongst the first, if not the very first, manufacturers 
in the town, — men of merit and distinction, also heroes in the War of the Revolution. 
Through her mother, Mrs. Rodman was descended from Governor Peleg Sanford, and 
Governor William Coddington, the first Governor of Rhode Island, who was called the 
handsomest man in the Colony. The above anecdote illustrates Mrs. Rodman's charac- 
ter. Therefore one is not surprised to find their four stately sons men of such fine char- 
acter and business capacity. 

Children of Robert and Almira (Taylor) Rodman 

2817. Franklin Rodman, was born Jan. 29, 1842, and married Sarah R. Allen. 

2818. HoRTENSE Rodman, was born Aug. 29, 1843, and married George 0. Allen. 

2819. Albert Rodman, was born May 23, 1845, and married, in December, 1868, Mary Allen, a daughter 
of Charles. 

2820. Charles Rodman, was born March 16, 1848, and married, first, Jan. i, 1868, Mary E. Money, 
and, second, in i8~8, Exadore Kingsley. 

2821. Walter Rodman, was born March 11, 1850, and died March 9, 1851. 

2822. Emily Rodman, was born Jan. 15, 1852, and married, March 27, 1884, William H. Rodman, a son of 
Clarke Rodman. (See No. 280Q.) 

2823. W.^lter Rodman, was born Feb. 3, 1853, and married Caroline E. Taber. 

2824. Thomas F. Rodman, was born Feb. 24, 1857, and died Aug. 18, 1858. 

§ 1964. PHEBE RODMAN, 7 (Mary Gardiner, 6; Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; Henry, 3; 
Henry, 2; George, 1), was born February 13, 1822, and married, in 1841, William Edward 
Peirce, of North Kingstown. 

Children of William E. and Phebe (Rodman) Peirce 

2825. Elvira Peirce, was born in 1843, and married Philo Nichols. 

2826. Caroline Peirce, was born in 1849, and married F. D. Cay. 

2827. Florence Peirce, was born in 1852, and married Pearse. 

2828. Eveline Peirce, was born in 1858. 

§ 1965. THOMAS C. RODMAN, 7 (Mary Gardiner, 6; Christopher, 5; Henry, 4; 
Henry, 3; Henry, 2; George, i), was born April 25, 1826, and died October 8, 1869. He 
married, March 23, 1846, Caroline Sherman, a daughter of John R. and Elizabeth Sher- 
man. 

Children of Thomas C. and Caroline (Sherman) Rodman 

2829. Edward Rodman, was born July 12, 1847, and married £//«« Wright. 

2830. Thomas C. Rodman, was born June 4, 1849, and married Ceorgianna, a daughter of Elnathan and 
Lucy (Armstrong) Albro. 

28300. Caroline C. Rodman, was born Feb. 15, 1851, and married John Brown. 

2831. 



Seventh Generation 187 

2831. Louisa Rodman, was born Sept 24, 1852, and married Dec. 3, 1876, James Robinson, a son of James 
and Jane Robinson. 

2832. Julia Rodman, was born Feb. 15, 1855, and married George A^. Wright. 

§ 1966. WANTON HAZARD, 7 (Rodman, 6; Henry, 5; Mary Gardiner, 4; Henry, 3; 
Henry, 2; George, i), was born May 18, 1797, and died in 1873. He married Elcy Staf- 
ford, in 1820. She was born February 9, 1797, and died in 1876. 

Children of Wanton and Elcy (Stafford) Hazard 

2832a. Lucy Almira Hazard, was born Feb. 8, 1821, and died Aug. 11, 1846. Slie married L. E. Felton. 
28326. Rodman Gardiner Hazard, was born Jan. 12, 1824, and married Martha J. Hibbard, of St. Al- 
bans, Vt. 
2832c Eunice Hazard, was born July 5, 1827, and married H. Pickle. 

2832d. Mariette Hazard, was born April 25, 1829, and married George W.Blake, of Fairfax, Vt. 
2832e. Eliza Hazard, was born Aug. 15, 1831, and died in 1875. She married Paschal Edson, who died in 

1875- 
2832/. Nelson Hazard, was born June 8, 1837, and married Martha Bradley, of Sheldon, Vt. 

§ 1999. CALEB GARDINER, 7 (Caleb, 6; Nicholas, 5; Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; George, 

2; George, i), was born , and died in 1806. The inventory of his estate was made 

September 26, 1807 (1806?). He married Mary . The inventory of her estate 

was made August 10, 1807, with John Hagadorn as administrator. 

Children of Caleb and Mary Gardiner 

28325. Isabella Gardiner, married Solomon Healey. She was born in 1802, and died Feb. 18, 1872, aged 

70 years. 
2832/1. Tabitha Gardiner. 

§ 1999a. SARAH (SUSANNAH?) GARDINER, 7 (Elisha R., 6; Nicholas, 5; Caleb, 4; 
Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, i), only daughter of Elisha R., was born about 178-, 
and married, about 1804, John Clarke. She was possibly the eldest child. She married, 
second, Israel Washburn, a shoemaker, who afterwards became a Methodist minis- 
ter. He was twice married, and his widow and two sons are now living in Provi- 
dence. He died in Acushnet, Massachusetts. The Vital Records give this name as 
Susannah, who married John Clarke. Reverend H. Wells gives it as 5ara/i. 

Children of John and Sarah (Susannah?) (Gardiner) Clarke 

2834. Esther Clarke, was born May 28, 1805. 

2835. Mary Clarke, was born Sept. 24, 1807. 

2836. Anne Clarke, was born June 14, 1809. 

§ 2000. ALFRED GARDINER, 7 (Elisha R., 6; Nicholas, 5; Caleb, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
George, 2; George, i), was born about 1794, and married Miss N. (Nancy?) Brown, who 
died eight months after her marriage. He married, second. Miss Hannah J. Belden, of 
Rensselaerville, New York. 

Children of Alfred and Hannah J. (Belden) Gardiner 

2836a. Sarah Gardiner, was born June 25, 1833, and died in 1905. She married, Nov. 10, 1857, Frank A. 

Bracket, of Allenton, la. 
28366. Leonard Gardiner, died young. 

2836c. 



1 88 The Gardiners 



2836c. Mary Gardiner, was born Aug. 9, 1837, and married Rev. E. W. Rice. 

2836^. Emma Gardiner, was born April 14, 1839, and married, Oct. 18, i860, Alfred Bosledo. She died 

Feb. 20, 1898. 
28366. Andrew G.\rdiner, was born in 1841, and married, about 1869, Anna Rice, sister of Rev. E. W. Rice. 

§ 2014a. ANN M. BROWN, 7 (Dorcas Gardiner, 6; Benjamin, 5; Tabitha, 4; Nicholas, 
3; George, 2; George, i), was born — , and married, , Nathaniel C. Peckham. 

Children of Nathaniel C. and Ann M. (Brown) Peckham 

2837. Jeremi,\h Gardiner Peckham, was born Dec. 16, 1826, and married, first, Elizabeth Slocitm, and, 
second, Mary E. Noyes. 

2838. Nathaniel C. Peckham, Jr., was born May 15, 1830, and married, first, Abby F. Greene, and second, 
Sarah L. C. Greene. 

2839. Ann.\ Brown Peckham, was born Nov. 9, 1836, and married John Peleg BroTjn. 

2840. Elizabeth Mary Peckham, was born Oct. 17, 1840, and married Stukley Brown Sherman. 

2841. Abby Freelove Peckham, was born Jan. — , 1845, and married iJdjt'a/'ii Augustus Willis. 

§ 2025. MINERVA EUNICE GARDINER, 7 (Joshua, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; 
Robert, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born at White Creek, New York, February 10, 
1811, and died November 23, 1885, at Gloucester, New Jersey. She married, October 
25, 1837, Reuben Ely Gorton, who was born April 24, 1813, at Hancock, Massachusetts, 
and died, April 7, 1888, in Camden, New Jersey. He was a son of Abel Davis and Lu- 
cretia (Ely) Gorton. Reuben Ely Gorton was a merchant and the postmaster at Hancock, 
a druggist at West Troy, and at Saratoga Springs, New York. In 1865 he removed to 
New Jersey, adjoining Philadelphia, and was, with his son, engaged in the book pub- 
lishing business at the latter city. 

Children of Reuben E. and Minerva Eunice (Gardiner) Gorton 

2841a. William Ely Gorton, was born Oct. 4, 1840, at Hancock, Mass., and died March 8, 1842, at West 

Troy on the Hudson. 
2841?). Louis.\ Minerv.\ Gorton, was born Dec. 23, 1842. Living at Paulsborough, Gloucester Co., N. J., 

she married, first, Sept. 10, 1861, William Shires, a son of George, and, second, June 7, 1876, 

William C. Silver, a son of Isaiah and Lydia (Craig) Silver, of Paulsborough, N. J. 
2841C. Adelos Gorton,'^^" was born April 14, 1848, at West Troy on the Hudson, N. Y., and married, first, 

April 23, 1861, Emma F. Barringer, a daughter of Albert and Harriet (Mayell) Barringer, of Troy, 

N. Y., and, second, Dec. 4, 1895, Alice E. Poller, a daughter of Joseph K. and Almira [Warner) 

Potter, of Germantown, Pa. 
2ii\id. JosiE Delia Gorton, was born Sept. 8, 1850, at West Troy, N. Y., and married, Dec. 25, 1869, 

Dr. James A. Wamsley. 
2841*. George Russell Gorton, was born May 26, 1853, and married Lena Hopf. 

§ 2029. PERRY GARDINER, 7 (Captain Robert, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 
3; George, 2; George, i), was born April 28, 1787, and died August 20, 1856. He married 
Esther Ely, a daughter of Walter and Eleanor (Perry) Ely. She was born September 23, 
1790, and died December 7, 1872. 

Children of Perry and Esther (Ely) Gardiner 

2842. Sabrina Gardiner, was born Nov. 18, — — •, and married Samuel Wilson. They had one son, Gardi- 
7ier Wilson. 

2843. 



Seventh Generation 189 

2843. NoRAH Ely Gardiner, was born Oct. lo, 1824, and died Nov. 21, 1849. She was an instructor 
in Williams College. 

284311. Happy Gardiner, died Oct. 28, 1820. 

§ 2030. NATHANIEL GARDINER, 7 (Captain Robert, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; 
Robert, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born October 23, 1793, and died January 17, 1874. 
He married Sarah C. Wilson, who was born July 10, 1795, and died January 10, 1879. 

Children of Nathaniel and Sarah C. (Wilson) Gardiner 

2844. John Jay Gardiner, was born June 22, 1821, and died July 22, 1893. He married, first, Arteliza 
Smith, and second, her cousin, Abby Smith. 

2845. Robert P. Gardiner, was born March 19, 1823, and married Caroline Sweet, a daughter of 
Jonathan and Margaret (Greene) Sweet. 

2846. Noah Gardiner, married Moore. 

2847. Mortimer Gardiner, married Mary Smith, a sister of Arteliza, the wife of John Jay Gardiner. 

2848. John Gardiner, married Carrie Sweet. 

2849. Minerva Gardiner, was unmarried. 

2850. Amanda Gardiner, a twin sister of Minerva, died young. 

2850a. James Van de Poel (Vanderpool?) Gardiner, was born Oct. 28, 1833, and died Sept. 30, 1862, 
unmarried. 

§ 2031. JAMES GARDINER, 7 (Captain Robert, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 
3; George, 2; George, i), was born in 1796, and died May 7, 1830. He married Laura 
Hazard, a daughter of Rodman and Lucy (Vaughn) Hazard. She was born September 
28, 1802. 

Children of James and Laura (Hazard) Gardiner 
28506. Melton Gardiner, married, and lives in Iowa. 

2851. Sarah Gardiner, married Thomas McGraw, and lives in Detroit, having no children. 

2852. Diana Gardiner, married Randolph. 

2853. Jane Maria Gardiner, married Dr. Loup, and has one daughter, who is married. 

§ 2032. NICHOLAS GARDINER, 7 (Captain Robert, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; 
Robert, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born February 6, 1802, and died March 7, 1875. 
He married Dorcas Hadsell. 



Children of Nicholas and Dorcas (Hadsell) Gardiner 

2854. James Gardiner. 

2855. William Gardiner. 



2854. James Gardiner. ) 

f Both died young. 



§ 2036. AUGUSTUS SMITH, 7 (Eunice Gardiner, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 
3; George, 2; George, i), was born June 21, 1795, and died June 4, 1852. He married 
Susan Cranston, a daughter of John. She was born September 8, 1793. 

Children of Augustus and Susan (Cranston) Smith 

2862. Harry Smith, married Young; s. p. 

2863. Jane Eliza Smith, was born July 8, 1821, and married Deacon Lyman Eldridge, who was born Jan. 
2, 1805, and died July 12, 1866, being a son of Griffin and Eliza {Gardiner) Eldridge. 

2864. Marietta Smith, unmarried. 

2865. Hiram Smith, married Allen. 

2866. 



190 The Gardiners 



2866. Henry Smith. 

2867. John C. Smith, married Allen. 

2868. Hammond Smith, married Mania White, a daughter of John While. 

2869. Frank Smith. 

2870. Abby Smith, died in 1899. Slie married, in January, 1859, as a second wife, John Gay Gardiner, a 
son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Wilson) Gardiner. He was born June 22, 1821, and died July 22, 1893. 

2871. Infant Son. 

§ 2040. HANNAH SMITH, 7 (Eunice Gardiner, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 
3; George, 2; George, i), was born , and married Cyrus Bently. 

Child of Cyrus and H.a.nnah (Smith) Bently 

2872. HiRj\M Bently. 

§ 2041. REBEKAH SMITH, 7 (Eunice Gardiner, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 
3; George, 2; George, i), was born , and married Harry Cranston, a son of John. 

Children of Harry and Rebekah (Smith) Cranston 

2873. Minerva Cr/\nston. 

2874. Florilla Cranston. 

2875. Polly Cranston. 

2876. Caroline Cranston. 

28760. Henry' Cranston, married Minerva Smith, a daughter oi Gardiner and Sarah (Gardiner) Smith. 

2877. Sarah IVIaria Cranston. 

§ 2043. ELIZA SMITH, 7 (Eunice Gardiner, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 3; 
George, 2; George, i), married Melancthon Bentley, of Hancock, Massachusetts. 

Children of Melancthon and Eliza (Smith) Bentley 

2878. Caleb Bentley, married Whitford. 

2879. David Bentley, married Flora Gorton. 

2880. Minnie Bentley, unmarried. 

§ 2044. WAITE SMITH, 7 (Eunice Gardiner, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 3; 
George, 2; George, i), was born July 18, 1808, and died April 18, 1894. She married 
Colonel Lansing Sheldon. 

Children of Colonel Lansing and Waite (Smith) Sheldon 

2881. Kirke Sheldon, was born in Stephentown, N. Y., and is a preacher in Colchester, Mich. He 
married LoiHia Newton. 

2882. Amanda Sheldon, married Henry Rose. 

2883. M.\RY Sheldon, married Frank Gorton, a son of Joshua and Annie (Hazard) Gorton. 

2884. Martin Van Buren Sheldon, is a locomotive engineer and a preacher (Adventist). He married 
Abbie H. Tanner, of Stephentown, N. Y. 

§ 2045. AMANDA SMITH, 7 (Eunice Gardiner, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4;Robert, 
3; George, 2; George, i), was born , and married Lanson Townsend. 

Child of Lanson and Amanda (Smith) Townsend 

2885. Julia Townsend. 

§ 2046. 



Seventh Generation 191 

§ 2046. SAR.\H SMITH, 7 (Eunice Gardiner, 6; Nathaniel, 5; Joshua, 4; Robert, 3; 
George, 2; George, i), married Caleb H. Eldridge, of Oneida, New York. 

Children of Caleb and Sarah (Smith) Eldridge 

2886. Smith Eldridge. 

2887. Elizabeth Eldridge, married Snoiv. 

2888. Seymour Eldridge. 

2889. Delvert Eldridge, married . 

§ 2048. LOUISA GARDINER, 7 (James R., 6; Nathan, 5; Caleb, 4; Robert, 3; 
George, 2; George, i), was born July 8, 1808, in Stephentown, NeAv York, and died 
August 29, 1850. She married, September 5, 1831, Zebulon Simmons, of Lawrence, 
Massachusetts, who was born January 10, 1808. 

Children of Zebulon and Louisa (Gardiner) Simmons 

2890. M.A.RY Ro.XANA SiMMONS, was bom April 7, 1833, and died June 28, 1851. 

2891. Sarah Phileeta Simmons, was born Jan. 6, 1835, and married in Illinois, having no children. 
28910. IsA.\c Brace Simmons. 

2892. Alonzo Simmons, was born Aug. 6, 1837, and is supposed to be in Oregon, and a bachelor. 

2893. James Hawlev Simmons, was born Sept. i5, 1840, and died in 1847. 

2894. Zebulon Simmons. 

2895. Mercy Simmons, married in Illinois. 

2896. William Pr,\tt Simmons. 

§ 2049. JAMES HAWLEY GARDINER, 7 (James R., 6; Nathan, 5; Caleb, 4; Robert, 
3; George, 2; George, i), was born October i, 1809, and died April 23, 1838. He married, 
June 7, 1836, Catherine Owens, of Lebanon, Connecticut (New York?). 

Child of James H. and Catherine (Owens) Gardiner 

2897. Delia Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Sept. 10, 1837, and died in September, 1893. She married 
John Thomas, of Ohio. 

§ 2050. NATHAN GREENE GARDINER, 7 (James R., 6; Nathan, 5; Caleb, 4; 
Robert, 3; George, 2; George, i), was born October 11, 1811, in Stephentown, New York, 
and died in Bedford, Iowa, October 26, 1893. He married, March 25, 1838, Mehitable 
R. Carpenter, who was born in 1812, and died April 23, 1842. She was a daughter of 
Jonathan and Mehitable (Sweet) Carpenter. He married, second, March 4, 1843, Eliza- 
beth M. Bigelow. Nathan Greene Gardiner married, third, March 31, 1682, Mrs. 
Jenkins Young. She died in 1879, having been born in 1821, in New York State. 

Children of Nathan G. and Mehitable R. (Carpenter) Gardiner 

2898. Infant, died April 7, 1841. 

2899. Infant, died April 2, 1842. 

2900. Lois Gardiner, married. May 30, 1865, Alhertus P. Palmer. He was born April 24, 1839, and died 
March 3, 1876. She married, second, Sept. 9, i8yy, Erastiis Garvey. 

By Second Wife 

2901. Sarah Elizabeth Gardiner, was born in , and married, March 14, 1867, George Reid, who was 

born Aug. 30, 1841. 

2902. Infant Son. 2903. 



192 The Gardiners 



2903. Charlotta Gardiner, married, May 23, 1869, Reuben WiUard. 

2904. James R. Gardiner, was born Aug. 31, 1851, and died Marcli 18, 1889. He married, Aug. 20, 1875, 
Amanda Wren. 

2905. Esther B. Gardiner, was born Sept. 20, 1855, and married Samuel Young. 

§ 2061. JOEL GARDINER, 7 (Abiel, 6; Thomas, 5; William, 4; William, 3; William, 
2; George, i), was born February 12, 1798, and died May 5, 1878. He married, December 
19, 1820, Bathsheba Gardiner, a daughter of Jeffrey W. She was born July 15, 1801, and 
died January 22, 1836. 

Children of Joel and Bathsheba (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2906. John C. Gardiner, was born , and died July 28, 1893. 

2907. James Gardiner, was born May 22, 1800,"' and died July 27, 1853. He married, Jan. i, 1822, 
Betsey Wood. 

2908. Jekiel Gardiner, was born July 3, 1801, and married, first, Oct. 30, 1838, SaWy Toby, and 
second, . 

2909. Nancy Gardiner, was born March 8, 1804, and married, first. May 2, 1820, Scott Fuller, and second, 
John G. Varden. 

2910. William Gardiner, was born Dec. 9, 1806, and married. Fob. 17, 1821, Dorcas C. West. 

§ 2068. GEORGE GARDINER, 7 (Abiel, 6; Thomas, 5; William, 4; William, 3; Wil- 
liam, 2; George, i), was born September 22, 1808, and died March 6, 1880. He married, 
December 23, 1835, Mary V. Presbury, who was born January 29, 1815, and died 
January 21, 1892. 

Children of George and Mary V. (Presbury) Gardiner 

291 1. James E. Gardiner, was born Feb. 19, 1840. 

2912. Son, unnamed, was born and died in 1843. 

2913. Lafayette Gardiner, was born Oct. 3, 1845, and died Nov. 12, 1847. 

2914. Levi T. Gardiner, was born Jan. 11, 1850, and married, Jan. 18, 1871, Emma Van Wort. 

2915. Samuel Gardiner, was born Feb. 20, 1856, and died Feb. 20, 1857. 

§ 2069. JOHN GARDINER, 7 (Abiel, 6; Thomas, 5; William, 4; William, 3; William, 
2; George, i), was born December 25, 1810, and died January 23, 1892. He married, 
July 4, 1842, Miranda Smith, who was born May 24, 1819, and had one child. 

Child of John and Miranda (Smith) Gardiner 

2916. Winifred S. Gardiner, was born Jan. 16, 1847. (Married, in February, 1874, Mabel S. Humes, who 
was born June 19, 1854?™) 

§ 2070. ABIEL GARDINER, 7 (Abiel, 6; Thomas, 5; William, 4; WilHam, 3; William, 
2; George, i), was born April i, 1812, and died in 1879. He married, December 4, 1836, 
Amanda Smith, who was born in 1811, and died in 1884. 

Child of Abiel and Amanda (Smith) Gardiner 

2917. . 

§ 2071. SARAH ANN GARDINER, 7 (Abiel, 6; Thomas, 5; William, 4; William, 3; 
William, 2; George, i), was born August 15, 1814, and married, October 22, 1837, Alanson 
Palmer, who was born June 8, 1814. 

§ 2073. 



Seventh Generation 193 

§ 2073. HANNAH GARDINER, 7 (Wilkinson, 6; William, 5; John, 4; William. 3; 

William, 2; George, i), was born , and married Otis Brewster. They raised a 

large family at Blenheim, Schoharie County, New York. 

§ 2074. WILLIAM WILKINSON GARDINER, 7 (Wilkinson, 6; William, 5; John, 4; 

William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born , and married Yeomans, for 

his first wife. They raised a large family, all now dead (1900). He married a second wife, 
who is still living (1900). 

§ 2075. JOHN W. GARDINER, 7 (Wilkinson, 6; William, 5; John, 4; William, 3; 
William, 2; George, i), was born at Norton Hill, New York, September 9, 1842, and 
married, February 27, 1872, Antoinette Hunt, who was born November 24, 1853. 

Children of John W. and Antoinette (Hunt) Gardiner 

2918. Gertrude H. Gardiner, was born April 3, 1874, and married, Oct. 11, 1893, Peter R. Stevens, who 
was born Sept. 3, 1866, at Gay Head, Greene Co., N. Y. 

2919. William Wilkinson Gardiner, was born Feb. 13, 1879. 

2920. Lorenzo H. Gardiner, was born Aug. 29, 1886. 

2921. Harrison Ingalls Gardiner, was born Oct. 14, 1883. 

2922. Vera Antoinette Gardiner, was born April 9, 1893. 

[Order of above children somewhat confused.] 

§ 2076. SUNDERLAND GARDINER, 7 (Elisha Watson, 6; William, 5; John, 4; 
William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born July 4, 1802, and died in August, 1893. 
He married, May 25, 1863, Antoinette H. Bell. 

Children of Sunderland P. and Antoinette H. (Bell) Gardiner 

2923. Sunderland P. Gardiner, was born Dec. 23, 1868. 

2924. Oscar Bell Gardiner, was born June 18, 1871. 

2925. Anson L. Gardiner, was born Feb. 7, 1873. 

§ 2083. JEFFREY WATSON GARDINER, 7 (Jeffrey D. W., 6; John, 5; John, 4; 
William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born January 11, 1811, and died May 18, 1882. 
He married, July 1 1 (4?), 1875, Martha W. (Tanner) Atwater, who was born July 10, 1845. 

Children of Jeffrey W. and Martha (Atwater) Gardiner 

2926. Jeffrey S. Gardiner. 

2927. Grace F. Gardiner. 

§ 2099. JEREMIAH H. GARDINER, 7 (George Washington, 6; John, 5; John, 4; 
William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born September 4, 1818, and married, October 8, 
1844, Anna Thompson, who was born January 22, 1825, and died December 30, 1888. 

Children of Jeremiah H. and Anna (Thompson) Gardiner 

2928. Isabella Gardiner, was born in 1846. 

2929. Phebe Gardiner, was born in 1 851. 

2930. Arthur W. Gardiner, was born in 1854. 

§ 2100. 



194 The Gardiners 



§ 2100. ELIZABETH GARDINER, 7 (George W., 6; John, 5; John, 4; William, 3; 
William, 2; George, i), was born April 29, 1822, and died January ii, 1892. She married, 
December 28, 1843, Benjamin Worth, who was born in 1824. 

Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Worth 

2931. George Washington Worth, was born Sept. 16, 1846, and died in March, 1873. 

2932. John L. Worth, was born Sept. 17, 1849. 

2933. Francis Worth, was born July 24, 1852, and died Aug. 5, 1873. 
2934- Jerome B. Worth, was born Sept. 12, 1854. 

2935. Oscar G. Worth, was born March i, 1857. 

2936. Alice A. Worth, was born Feb. 6, 1859, and died June 9, 1879. 

2937. Ella E. Worth, was born Sept. 21, 1861. 

§ 2102. BATHSHEBA PHEBE GARDINER, 7 (George W., 6; John, 5; John, 4; 
William, 3; William, 2; George, i), was born February 22 (23?), 1831, and married. May 
2, 1850, Nathan Shotwell, who was born in 1826. 

Children of Nathan and Bathsheba P. (Gardiner) Shotwell 

2937a. Rozilla p. Shotwell, was born in 1851. 

29376. Ambrose M. Shotwell, was born in 1853. 

2937c. Cassius E. Shotwell, was born in 1855. 

2937(i. Ida A. Shotwell, was born in 1857. 

2937e. Manley N. Shotwell, was born in 1858. 

§ 2103. MELVINA A. GARDINER, 7 (George W., 6; John, 5; John, 4; William, 3: 
William, 2; George, l), was born June 4, 1832 (1833?), and died March 7, 1885 (1883?). 
She married, in 1852, Oliver B. Hume, who was born June 25, 1826, and died in 1884. 

Children of Oliver B. and Melvina A. (Gardiner) Hume 

2937/. Mabel Hume, was born June 19, 1854. 

29372- Gardiner A. Hume, has born Jan. 18, 1857, and died July 18, 1858. 

2938. Gardiner L. Hume, was born July 7, 1861. 

2939. Edward R. Hume, was born Aug. 4, 1866, and died Aug. 25, 1891. 

§ 2141. BENJAMIN C. GARDINER, 7 (Beriah, 6; Nicholas, 5; Nicholas, 4; Nicholas, 
3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born September 11, 1821, and died October 22, 1863, at 
Memphis. He married Mary W . 

Children of Benjamin and Mary (W ) Gardiner 

2939a. Benjamin Gardiner, was born Aug. 4, 1846, and died Feb. 10, 1847. 

29396. Charles Gardiner, died at the U. S. Hospital, Cincinnati, O., Aug. 24, 1863, aged 19 years, 11 
months, 18 days, being a member of Co. G, Seventh Regiment, R. I. Volunteers. 

§ 2160. JOSEPH WARREN GARDINER, 7 (Gould, 6; Huling, 5; Nicholas, 4; Nicho- 
las, 3; Nicholas, 2 ; George, i), was born in 1799, and died in 1881. He married, February 
19, 1829, Mary W. Hendrick. 

Children of Joseph W. and Mary (Hendrick) Gardiner 
2939c. Harrison Gardiner, was born May 18, 1830, and died Oct. 7, 1859. 
2939(i. Greene Gardiner, was born Nov. 24, 1831, and married ■- — ■. 

2939«- 



Seventh Generation 195 

2939e. Mary Fields Gardiner, was born Sept. lo, , and died May i6, 1872. She married Stephen 

Gardiner. 
2939/- Joseph Warren Gardiner, was born in March, 1836, and married Harriet E. Spencer. 
2939g- Owen G. Gardiner, was born Jan. 8, 1845, and married, in 1866, SusanC. Tisdale. 
2939/1. Massena T. Gardiner, was born Nov. 9, 1846. 
2939». Ansel B. Gardiner, was born Jan. 29, 1849. 
2939i- Calvin P. Gardiner, was born April 24, 1851. 

§ 2173. HONOR GARDINER, 7 (Mary, 6; Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3 ; Nicholas, 
2; George, 1), was born September 19, 1796, and married, first, Stukeley Brown, having 
no issue by him. She married, second, Captain Christopher Low PhilHps. She died 
February 20, 1877, in her eighty-second(?) year, having had children by her second 
husband, who was born in 1788, and died July 15, 1855. 

Children of Christopher Low and Honor (Gardiner) Phillips 

2940. Margaret B. Gardiner Phillips, died June 8, i858(?), aged 20 years and i month. 

2941. Christopher Lee Phillips, died Oct. i, i853(?), in his 21st year. 

2942. Sus.\n E. Phillips, was born July i, 1825, and married Ezekiel Gardiner, having one son, Charles. 

2943. Samuel V. Phillips, was born Oct. i, 1828, and ma.rried Laura Eldred. 

2944. Mary Nichols Phillips, was born Oct. 5, 1830, and married William V. Gardiner. 

2945. Christopher Low Phillips, was born April 3, 1833, and died unmarried. 

2946. Honor Angeline Phillips, was born Oct. i, 1835, and married /. 5. Smith. 

2947. Margaret B. Phillips, was born March 8, 1838, and died June 8, 1855. 

§ 2176. AMEY GARDINER, 7 (Mary, 6; Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 
2; George, i), was born October i, 1801, and married Samuel Brown, a son of Jeremiah 
and Eleanor (Lillibridge) Brown. He was born November 24, 1792, and died May 6, 
1853. Amey Brown died June i, 1835. 

Children of Samuel and Amey (Gardiner) Brown 

2948. jEREKfiAH Brown, was born in 1828, and died Feb. 5, 1830. 

2949. Mary G. Brown, was born April 21, 1830, and married, Oct. 17, 1853, John B. Pierce. She died 
Nov. ID, 1858. 

2950. Ellenor Brown, was born in 1832, and died in 1885. She married Frederick Gardiner. 

§ 2178. CAPTAIN VINCENT GARDINER, 7 (Mary, 6; Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; 
Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i) ,was born September 7, 1805 (1804?), and died 
November 30, 1872, aged sixty-eight years. He married, January 18, 1829, Mary M. 
Reynolds. 

Children of Vincent and Mary (Reynolds) Gardiner 

2951. Mary Ellenor Gardiner, was born Feb. 22, 1830, and married Rev. Charles Payne. 
295J. Jonathan Vincent Gardiner, was born May 2, 1832, and married Charlotte Hall. 
2953. Susan E. Gardiner, was bom Oct. 7, 1834, and married Thomas Don Nichols. 

§ 2180. DORCAS GARDINER 7 (Mary, 6; Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicho- 
las, 2; George, i), was born August i (31), 1809, and died March i, 1885. She married 
Captain Jeremiah S. Gardiner, who was born April 4, 1805, and died August 12, 1881. 
He was a son of Thomas Bill and Sarah (Phillips) Gardiner. 

Children 



196 The Gardiners 



Children of Jeremiah S. and Dorcas (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2954. Thomas Gardiner, married in Philadelphia. 
2955- Jeremiah Gardiner, died May 15, 1864, aged 26 years. 
2956. Phebe Gardiner. 

2957- Edward Gardiner, married Fannie Wall, a daughter of Daniel and Eliza (Hiscox) Wall. They 
had one child, Daniel. 

§ 2187. PARDON TILLINGHAST GARDINER, 7 (Ezekiel, 6; Ezekiel, 5 ; Ezekiel, 4; 
Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born October 13, 1804, and died January 25, 
1888. He married Harriet G. Burlingame, who was born February 24, 1815, and died in 
March, 1893. She was a daughter of Henry and Ann Burlingame. 

Children of Pardon T. and Harriet G. (Burlingame) Gardiner 

2958. Hannah N. Gardiner, married William Aitgns/us Spaulding. She was born Feb. 20, 1838. 

2959. Ruth Ann Gardiner, was born Jan. 3, 1840, and married Daniel Congdon. 

2960. Daniel T. Gardiner, was born Aug. 28, 1841, and married Mrs. Sarah Gardiner. 

2961. Alice Gardiner, was born in i843(?) 

2962. Frances Gardiner, was born May 2, 1849. 

§ 2188. OLIVER GARDINER, 7 (Ezekiel, 6; Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born in 1809, and married Harriet Sherman, a daughter of 
Captain Silas Sherman. She died September 22, 1869. He died February 26, 1893. 

Children of Oliver and Harriet (Sherman) Gardiner 

2962a. Ezekiel Gardiner, married Nancy B. Brown, who was born in 1834, and died June 12, 1896. 

29626. Ruth Gardiner, married Elisha D. Browning. 

2962c. Oliver Gardiner, married Susan, a daughter of Harrington Gardiner. 

2962?/. Harriet Gardiner, married Hjiling. 

2962e. S.AMUEL Gardiner. 

§ 2189. GEORGE GARDINER, 7 (Ezekiel, 6; Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
Nicholas, 2 ; George, i), was born September 20, 1810, and died May 31, 1858. Hemarried 
Mary Ann Burlingame, a daughter of Henry and Ann Burlingame. 

Children of George and Mary A. (Burlingame) Gardiner 

2963. Frances A. Gardiner, was born April 2, 1835, and married William W. Congdon. She died in 1895. 

2964. George Henry Gardiner, was born July 14, 1837, and married, first, Nancy Greene, and, second, 
Rachel F. George. 

2965. Ruth Emeline Gardiner, was born June 28, 1839. 

2966. Mary Esther Gardiner, was born April 15, 1841, and died March 10, 1887. 

§ 2218. EZRA NORTHUP GARDINER, 7 (Jesse, 6; Ezekiel, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 
3; Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born January 24, 1818, and died in 1854. He married. 
May 8, 1840, Maria Cole, who was born July 31, 1820, and was a daughter of Margaret 
Peirce Cole. 

Children of Ezra N. and Maria (Cole) Gardiner 

2967. Maria C. Gardiner, was born March 5, 1842, and married Cyrus Brown, as his second wife. 

2968. Emma Gardiner, was born Aug. i, 1844, and died Oct. 2, 1844. 

2969. 



Seventh Generation 197 

2969. Sar.\h p. Gardiner, was born Sept. 2, 1846, and married, Aug. 28, 1872, Cyrus Brown. She 
died . 

2970. Joseph Theodore Gardiner, was born July 27, 1852, and died . 

§ 2232. PELEG GARDINER, 7 (Ezekiel Watson, 6; Peleg, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born November 27, 1808, and died January 15, 1880. He 
married Mary Harris, a daughter of Brenton, of New Jersey. 

Children of Peleg and Mary (Harris) Gardiner 

2971. Mary Gardiner, was born Aug. 11, 1840. 

2972. K.\th.\rine Gardiner, was born Nov. 17, 1846. 

2973. Hiram Gardiner, was born Dec. 24, 1848. 

2974. John R. Gardiner, was born Dec. 28, 1851. 

§ 2234. ELIZABETH GARDINER, 7 (Ezekiel, 6; Peleg, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born December 16, 1812, and died July 27, 1851. She married, 
October 30, 1839, John Underwood, of Yatesville, New York. 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Underwood 

2975. Isabella Watson Underwood, was born Aug. 19, 1842, and died April 3, 1863. 

2976. Henry Clay Underwood. 

§ 2236. MARY E. GARDINER, 7 (Ezekiel, 6; Peleg, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
Nicholas, 2 ; George, i), was born June 29, 1823, and married, January 3, 1853, as a second 
wife, John Underwood. 

Children of John and Mary E. (Gardiner) Underwood 

2977. Mary Elizabeth Underwood, was born Jan. 3, i860, and married Frank A. Waters. 

2978. John Underwood, was born Aug. 15, 1863, and married Sarah, a daughter of John Wallin. 

§ 2272. HANNAH GARDINER, 7 (Robert, 6; Zebulon, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born January 26, 1804, and married John G. Sweet. 

Children of John G. and Hannah (Gardiner) Sweet 

2979. John G. Sweet, was born July 12, 1828, and married Patience Whitman in November, 1856. 

2980. Daniel Sweet, was born Oct. 7, 1830, and married Se/ie^" Arnold, in November, 1856. He married, 
second, Phebe Arnold, in April, 1866. 

2981. Mercy Ann Sweet, was born in 1837, and married, in 1866, Jeremiah Tanner, of Providence, R. I. 
They had one child, Lena S. Tanner. 

§ 2273. OLIVE GARDINER, 7 (Robert, 6; Zebulon, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; Nicho- 
las, 2; George, i), was born August 26, 1805, and married, February 19, 1825, Curnel C. 
Bailey. 

Children of Curnel C. and Olive (Gardiner) Bailey 

2981a. Hannah C. Bailey, was born Sept. 5, 1826, and married, in February, i860. Pardon Hopkins. 
29816. Mary Ann Bailey, was born Nov. 8, 1829, and married, in February, l86i, Robert S. Gardiner. 
They had one son, Stephen B. Gardiner, who was born April 24, 1872. 

§ 2274. MERCY GARDINER, 7 (Robert, 6; Zebulon, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born March 9, 1808, and married, February I, 1829, Stephen 
A. Gardiner, a son of John. He was born in 1810. Children 



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Children of Stephen A. and Mercy (Gardiner) Gardiner 

2982. Robert Gardiner, was born in 1832, and married, in 1867, Mary, a daughter of Curnel Bailey. 
She died in 1872, and he married, second, Sarah E., a daughter of Albert Sweet. By his first wife he 
had a son, Stephen B. Gardiner. By his second wife he had a son, Irving Gardintr. 

29820. John H. Gardiner, was born Sept. 14, 1833. 
29826. Mary Frances Gardiner, was born July 18, 1835. 

§ 2275. ZEBULON GARDINER, 7 (Robert, 6; Zebulon, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, i), was born in i8ro. "He lived first at Fall River, but about the 
time of the GoW Fever he went to California (1848). He was killed in the explosion of the 
steamer (?) J.A.N.{1) H , on the in 1861." (F W. G Papers.) 

Children of Zebulon Gardiner 

2983. Robert Gardiner, was born 



2984. Fanny Gardiner, was born in 1 841. 

2985. Mary Gardiner, was born in 1846, and married WilliamQ) Dulemple. (Perhaps this should be 
Mercy Gardiner.) 

2986. Ann Eliza Gardiner, was born in 1847, and married William P. Gardiner. 

2987. Zebulon Herbert Gardiner, was born in 1849, and married Martha Crandall. 

2988. John Gardiner, died single. 

2989. Charles Gardiner, was born in 1858. 

§ 2282. ZEBULON GARDINER, 7 (Benjamin, 6; Zebulon, 5; Ezekiel, 4; Nicholas, 
3; Nicholas, 2; George, i ), was born , and married Elizabeth Rathbun. 



(i£nb of ttie ibebenti) feneration 




Editor's Notes 




NOTES 



I "The veritable George Gardiner." 

In a publication entitled "No 2, Gardiner, Me., Historical Series, Silvester Gardiner, by Henry Sewall 
Webster, Gardiner, Maine, 1913," are found the following statements: 

There have been many distinct families bearing the name of Gardiner, both in England and in this country. 
According to recent researches conducted by Hon. Asa Bird Gardiner, of New York City, that to which 
Silvester Gardiner belonged is derived from "Sir Osbern Gardiner, Kt. Primus filius. Lord of the Manor 
of Oral on Douglas River in Wigan Parish, West Derby Hundred, County Palatine, of Lancaster." He 
was born about 11 28, in the reign of Henry I. The family is of Anglo-Saxon origin, but is, "by intermar- 
riage, also descended from several distinguished Norman families, whose progenitors' names are inscribed 
in the Battle Abbey Roll of the Knights of William the Conqueror." 

Two branches of the family are known to have emigrated to America in Colonial times. Richard Gardiner 
belonged to a younger branch. He was one of the "adventurers," who came over with Sir Francis 
Wyatt, Governor of Virginia, in 1621. He was in Virginia in 1627. None of his descendants are known to 
be now living. George Gardiner and his two younger brothers, Edward and Robert, were representatives 
of the elder line, and all finally settled in what is now the State of Rhode Island. 

George Gardiner was baptized February 15, 1599-1600, and was married to Sarah Slaughter, at St. James' 
Church, Clerkenwell, London, March 28, 1630. He sailed in the ship Fellowship, of Bristol, and arrived 
in Boston June 29, 1637. In October, 1638, he was residing on Aquidneck Island, R. I. ... In 1662 
he acquired by deed from one of the Narragansett sachems, a tract measuring five by one and one-half miles 
in the "Narragansett Country." . . . Benoni, third son of George and Sarah Gardiner, was born in 
London in 1636 or 1637, and was therefore an infant at the time of the emigration. 

la " An inhabitant of Newport in 1 6j8." 

George Gardiner was fifth in a list of fifty-nine men admitted on the first of the 8th month, 1638, "to 

be Inhabytants of the Island now called Aqueedneck." 

"At the Generall Quarter Court" held at "Niewport," 17th of loth mo. 1639, he was one of six "admitted 

and embraced as Freemen into this Body Politike." — R. I. Col. Rec. I, p. 95. 

2 "Thomas of Roxbury." 

The fact that George Gardiner, of Newport, had no descendant named Thomas, among his ten recorded 

sons and thirty-one grandsons, seems to militate with this theory. 

The mother of President John Adams was a descendant of Thomas Gardiner, of Roxbury. 



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3 " Husband and wife." 

"Robert Stanton being called before the Court, and being aslied whetlier he could informe the Court 
whether hee knew that ever George Gardener and Horod, his reputed wife, were ever married according to 
the custom of this place; to which hee answered that hee knew noe other marridge, but onlye one night being 
at his house both of them did say before him and his'wife that they did take one the other as man and 
wife." — R. I. Col. Rec. II, pp. 99, 100. 

"Dr. Lushington, in the case of a marriage in New South Wales, declared that, when there has been a 
'fact of consent between two parties to become man and wife,' such is 'sufficient marriage to enable me to 
pronounce, when necessary, a decree of separation.' . . . Scotland. — The chief point of distinction, as 
compared with English law, is the recognition of irregular marriages above noticed. ... A marriage 
may also 'be constituted by declarations made by the man and the woman that they presently do take each 
other for husband and wife.' . . . Such a marriage is as effectual to all intents and purposes as a public 
marriage." Encyc. Britannica, Marriage (9th ed.) XV, p. 567. 

"Yett, neverthele/s, it is hearby to be understood that any persones now living within the confines ex- 
pressed in our late Charter given by his Majesty to this Colony, and are reputed to live together as man 
and wife by the common observation or account of there neighbours before this act was passed, shall not 
come under any of the censures, fines or penaltyes in any of the fore premised acts or orders or in this present 
[order] concearning marriages contained or expre/sed, however there may have been some neglect 0} the due 
observation of the rules and directiones to that end therein contained and prescribed; . . . neither shall the 
children of such be reputed ilegittimate, but all such reputed marridges formerly made and not hitherto de- 
tected, or complained against by a due processe of law, or already by the Assembly disannulled or punished, 
shall be, and are, by the authority of this Assembly deemed to be good, firme and authentick to all intents 
and purposes." Law of Marriage, May, 1665. R. I. Col. Rec. II, pp. 104, 105. 

4 'TAe legality of her marriage." 

In the absence of a reference, it does not seem possible to verify this statement as to the granting of a 
divorce to George Gardiner and Herodias. The record of it has not been found in the Colonial Records. 

4a "Mary ." 

As to the family name of the wife of Benoni Gardiner, a publication, entitled "Silvester Gardiner, 
Historical Series No. 2," Gardiner, Me., by Henry Sewall Webster, 1913, records that Benoni married, 
in 1670, Mary, a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Eldred, of Kingston (Kingstown?), R. I. The authority 
for this statement is unknown to the editor, although its truth is exceedingly probable. Samuel and Eliza- 
beth Eldred lived a few miles from Benoni's estate and had a daughter Mary (born June 15, 1646), who 
in an age when almost every young girl married before she was twenty-five, was otherwise unaccounted 
for. A rather curious coincidence of Christian names helps to establish the surmise. Mrs. Benoni 
Gardiner named her only daughter, Bridget (later Mrs. Sherman), — then a very uncommon name in that 
almost exclusively English community. But it is recorded in Kingstown that Mary Eldred's next younger 
brother, Thomas, also named a daughter, Bridget. If Mrs. Gardiner was, as is supposed, Mary Eldred, it 
would then appear that both the brother and the sister chose the name in memory, perhaps, of some now 
unknown relative, an aunt or a grandmother. 

5 "Second wife, Lydia Ballon." 

Mr. Austin, in the Gen. Diet, of R. I., includes Samuel among the sons of the reputed second wife. 
As he is not mentioned in Robert's will, along with Robert's own brothers, Joseph and Peregrine, it is likely 
that, if he belongs in the family, Samuel was a son of Herodias Hicks, as in the text. But see Note 18. 

6 " Not far from 1647." 

As Henry Gardiner, next younger brother of Benoni, testified, in 1738, that he was about ninety-three 
years of age, he must have been, if correct, born about 1645, making the birth of Benoni as early as 1643 
or 1 644. B ut see Note I . 

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Notes 203 

7 "Eldest son." 

The author was induced to conclude that Stephen Gardiner, rather than William, was the eldest son of 
Benoni, by the inscription on his gravestone in Connecticut (copied, some years since, by Mr. James N. 
Arnold), representing him as having died in 1743, in the seventy-sixth year of his age. Some color is lent 
to this theory by the fact that, in 1705, Benoni deeded to his son, Stephen, as has been stated above, a dwell- 
ing-house, orchard, etc., apparently the family homestead, as if he were the eldest. Over against these 
considerations must be set the testimony of Mr. Updike, writing seventy years ago {History of the Narra- 
gansett Church, 2d ed. I, p. 135), that William Gardiner was "the eldest son of Benoni." Mr. Austin, 
too {Gen. Diet, of R. I. p. 81), makes William the eldest and Stephen the third. There is always a possi- 
bility of an inscription being incorrect or too illegible to be accurately read. Although Stephen appears 
to have received the homestead, the will of his brother, William, disposed of more than sixteen hundred 
acres of land and above £3000 in money, showing that he had been well provided for, as if the eldest. See 
Note 30. 

8 "Born in 1696." 

Mr. Austin {Gen. Did. of R. I.) does not give this Benoni as a son of Benoni, 2. If the date of his 
birth, 1696, is correct, and if his mother was this Mary Eldred, born, as stated, in 1645, she was fifty-one 
years of age at the date of his birth. If Stephen was born in 1668, there must have been, as is unlikely, a 
difiference of twenty-eight years between the eldest son and the youngest. 

9 "Lived with him twenty years." 

The only date in Horod Long's petition to His Majesty's Commissioners and by them referred to Gov. 
Benedict Arnold, is 1640, about which time she said she came to Rhode Island, "not long after" which 
she parted from her husband, John Hicks, and joined George Gardiner. Henry Gardiner, their second son, 
might well have been born in 1645. 

10 "He married Joan ." 

Mr. J. Warren Gardiner, in one of his valuable historical papers, gives the first wife of Henry Gardiner, 2, 
as Joan Greene, daughter of John of Quidnesset. Although no daughter of John Greene is given by Mr. 
Ray Greene Huling in his genealogy of John Greene, in the Narragansett Hist. Register (Oct. 1883, 137- 
144), yet the statement is not unlikely. (See Austin's Genealogical Diet, of R. I. p. 89, where a Joan is 
mentioned.) The five sons of John Greene, of Quidnesset, were a little younger than Henry Gardiner, and 
if there were a daughter, she would have been of a suitable age to be his wife, and might naturally have 
been named Joan, after her mother. Probably J. Warren Gardiner had seen John Greene's will, before 
the fire at Wickford in 1870. 

11 " He married A bigail.' ' 

Abigail Remington was the mother of Mrs. William Gardiner, the mother of Mrs. Dr. MacSparran. 
The Doctor, in his Diary (September 30th and October 4th, 1744), speaks of the death of his wife's grand- 
mother, at the great age of eighty-eight years. 

12 "Died in 1768." 

The Narragansett Parish Register, under July, 1768, records: "On the l6th Saturday night died Mr. 
Henry Gardner (son of Henry in Newport), one of the Parish of St. Paul's. . . . And the said Mr. Gardner 
Was Buried In his Own Ground Without Ceremony, And having Only five or Six Men attending his Funeral 
by Reason of the Malignancy of the Distemper & Fever Whereof He Did." 

13 "Died April 10, 1774." 

The Narragansett Register, under 1774, records, "On friday the 8th of April Col. Ephraim Gardner 
. . . Was Seized in his field With An Apoplexy; And On Sunday the loth Died, and On Wednesday the 
13th He was Buried." No allusion is made to Mrs. Gardiner's death on Monday, the nth, as noted in the 
text, nor to her burial. 

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14 "Thomas Potter." 

Capt. Thomas Potter, of South Kingstown, was born Feb. 8, 1695 or 1696, being a son of Thomas 
and a grandson of Ichabod Potter. If he married this Hannah Gardiner, she must have died previously to 
Dec. 31, 1730, when the Narragansett Register records that he was married to Hannah Gardiner, daugliter 
of Henry Gardiner, Jr., and so a niece of the Hannah in the text, although only nine years her junior, having 
been born about 1712. 

15 "JohnBentley." 

John Bentley (born about 1704) was the eldest son of William, the eldest son of William Bentley 
originator of the family in Kingstown, who died in 1720. Elizabeth Gardiner (Mrs. Bentley?) is probably 
the one, who, (called "daughter of George Gardiner,") was baptized, as an "adult young woman," by Mr. 
MacSparran, Aug. 22, 1725. 

16 "Near that date." 

The early Quaker meetings of Kingstown were, for a time, held at the house of this William Gardi- 
ner. He is said, along with Joseph Hull, the Preacher, to have retained "so much of the old Adam, that they 
received and justly deserved the frequent admonition of their watchful brethren." 

17 "John Watson." 

The marriage of Dorcas Gardiner and John Watson must have occurred previously to Nov. 7, 1673, 
inasmuch as at that time they were witnesses together, apparently as husband and wife, to a deed from her 
brother George to her brother Nicholas. It has been surmised that they were married as early as 1670, 
but that is unlikely, if Nicholas, her brother next older, was accurate in testifying that he was about fifty- 
seven years old in 171 1. Dorcas must have died sometime previously to 1702, as, on August 4 of that 
year, John Watson and his wife Rebecca deeded all his farm of ninety acres, orchard, housing, etc., to his 
son, John. 

John Watson, at an early day, settled, on a farm, on Tov.'er Hill. "Watson's Farm" remained in the family 
for five generations and many of its members lie buried upon it. 

On April 8, 1692, at a meeting of the Pettaquamscutt Purchasers, John Watson and four of the Gardiners, 
his brothers-in-law, representing themselves as, together with Henry Gardiner, the assigns of John Porter, 
deceased, one of the six original Purchasers, appointed the said Henry their attorney to sign an agreement. 
John Watson died in 1728. 

18 " No issue." 

Originally, the author of this work introduced into her manuscript the name of Samuel Gardiner, as 
the sixth son of George and Herodias Gardiner. He was the Samuel who is known to have married, in 
or before 1684, Elizabeth, a daughter of Robert Carr, of Newport, and widow of James Brown, of Newport, 
a son of Chad and Elizabeth Brown, of Providence. This Samuel Gardiner is believed to have been born in 
the neighborhood of 1660, or even considerably earlier, and is known to have died Dec. 8, 1696. 
In thus introducing Samuel as a member of the George Gardiner family, Mrs. Robinson had the highly 
valued authority of Mr. Austin (Gen. Diet, of R. I. p. 82). But in revising the work, she threw out the 
name entirely, after previously giving it considerable fullness of treatment. 

There does not appear, indeed, to be any contemporary evidence whatever that this well-known Lieut. 
Samuel Gardiner, of Newport, was a son of George, while there are strong reasons for a contrary conclusion. 
Had he belonged among the children of Herodias, the reputed first wife of George, he would naturally have 
been included with her other five sons, Benoni, Henry, George, William and Nicholas, as "the assigns of 
John Porter, deceased," the "Pettaquamscutt Purchaser," from whom, as their stepfather and, as is be- 
lieved, at her request, they received their e.xtensive landed estates in Narragansett. But his name is not 
mentioned with the others in any of these transactions, nor does it appear in the ancient "Draft" (here in- 
serted) of their farms, on the western bank of the Pettaquamscutt River. 

Had, on the other hand, Samuel been, as Mr. Austin represents, a child of Lydia Ballou, the supposed 
second wife, he would naturally have been mentioned in the will of his younger own brother, Robert, along 

with 



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second wife, he would naturally have been mentioned in the will of his younger own brother, Robert, along 

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with Joseph and Peregrine, these three being unquestionably sons of the above Lydia. This will is dated 
April 17, 16S9, when Samuel was about twenty-nine years old; but his name does not appear in it. 
With some plausibility, but no known proof, it has been suggested that Samuel was a son of Benoni, 2, 
and thus a grandson of George, i, Benoni being, perhaps, considerably older than has been believed and a 
son of a possibly unknown earlier wife of George (Note i). 

But it would seem that all attempts to assign authentically Lieut. Samuel Gardiner to the family of the 
original George, of Newport, are futile, at least thus far, and that the question of his connection with it 
must be left to await the developments of farther research. It may be noted, however, that there was a 
Robert Gardiner (or Gardner) living at Newport, at the same period with Samuel, and having no known 
relationship with George, I, but of an age to be a possible brother of Lieutenant Samuel. He v/as a naval 
officer and Collector of the Port of Newport and is styled, on his gravestone in Trinity Churchyard, "one of 
the first promoters of the Church in this place," the inscription going on to record that "he died ye 1st 
of May, 1 731, the day of his birth, aged 69 years." The two were thus, probably, only two or three years 
apart in age. In connection with a transfer of land to Samuel and along with another by him, there appears 
the name of Robert Gardiner as witness, as would have been quite natural, had they been brothers. 
Apart from questions of family relationship, this Samuel Gardiner was a figure of considerable interest, 
especially in view of his activity during his brief life of apparently only thirty-six years. The Plymouth 
(Mass.) Records show that on Oct. 31, 1687, when he was at the age of about twenty-seven, "Samuel 
Gardiner, of Newport," bought of George Lawton, of Freetown, "one moiety, or half part, of a freeman's 
lot, the fifth lot on the east side of Taunton River, in Freetown, . . . with dwelling house, etc., etc., also 
half of a share of meadow on the Swanzey side, being the west side of Taunton River, at a place called 
Scippy-can." 

Under date of Dec. 30, 1693, with Robert Gardiner, as above noted, as witness, the same records contain a 
deed from Ebenezer and Priscilla Brenton, of Swanzey, to Samuel Gardiner, yeoman, and Ralph Chapman, 
shipwright, both of Swanzey, of "a piece of land called Mettapoisett [now Gardiner's Neck] . . . with 
houses, orchards, etc., said neck of land was purchased by William Brenton, of Newport, deceased, father 
of the grantor, of Philip Chief Sachem of Mt. Hope, June 23, 1664, and was bequeathed by said William 
Brenton to aforesaid Ebenezer, his son." There are also several other records of sales of extensive tracts 
of land, in Swanzey, to Samuel Gardiner. Mr. Gardiner held important offices in both Freetown and 
Swanzey. After his decease, Dec. 8, 1696, his widow, Elizabeth, presented to the Probate Court, the In- 
ventory of his estate. On Jan. 12, 1 713-4, it is recorded that "Sarah Gardner, of Swanzey, daughter oi Samuel 
Gardner of Swanzey, deceased, to brother Samuel Gardner, quitclaims her right in 600 acres, more or le/s, 
formerly Ebenezer Brenton's land." 

The children, who have been assigned to Samuel and Elizabeth (Carr-Brown) Gardiner, are: 

1. Elizabeth, who was born in 1684, and married, Jan. 16, 1699, Edward Thurston, of Newport, having 
by him ten children. He died April 27, 1727, aged 49 years. She died Sept. 24, 1754. 

2. Samuel, who was born at Newport Oct. 28, 1685, and married Hannah , by whom he had six 

children. 

3. Martha, who was born Nov. 16, 1686. 

4. Patience, who was born Oct. 31, 1687, and married Thomas Cranston, of Newport. 

5. Sarah, who was born not later than 1693, and probably considerably earlier. She is the one who gave 
to her brother, Samuel, the quitclaim deed already referred to. 

The Children of Samuel (born 1685) .\nd Hannah Gardiner 

1. Eli7abeth, was born Nov. 11, 1708, and married, July 4, 1728, Capt. Ambrose Barnaby (1706-1775), 
of Freetown, Mass. She died at Freetown, July 28, 1778. 

2. Mary, was born Oct. 26, 1710. 

3. Samuel, was born Oct. 30, 1712, and died young. 

4. Samuel, 2d, was born Feb. 17, 171 7, and married Content — -. 

5. Peleg, was born in 1719, and married Hannah . He died Aug. 10, 1789, and she Oct. i, 1792. 

6. Patience, married John Turner. Their place is now called Bowenville (North Fall River?). 

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It is probable that the residence of Lieut. Samuel Gardiner and Elizabeth (Carr-Brown), his wife, at 
Swanzey, led to the removal thither, along with them, from Newport, of his stepson and her own son, Esek 
Brown, a grandson of Chad, of Providence. 

Esek Brown died in Swanzey, December, 1772, in the 95th year of his age, having already had three hun- 
dred and thirteen descendants, upwards of two hundred of whom were present at his funeral. The coffin 
in which he was buried was made of whole boards sawed out of a black cherry tree, which he had brought 
in his hand, on horseback, from Rhode Island, and set out in the road before his garden wall, with his own 
hands. 

i8a "William Gardiner." 

There appears to be considerable doubt concerning these last two names {William and Mary), in 
the family of Joseph Gardiner, 2. Mr. Austin does not give them in the Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode 
Island. Neither are they introduced into Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode Island (Newport, p. 97). Both 
Austin and Arnold assign only seven children to Joseph and Catherine. The record of the marriage of Wil- 
liam Gardiner and Mary Carr in Newport (Arnold, pp. 15 and 31), although the year has been obliterated, 
plainly refers to a very much later period than 1732. 
It is probable that these two names belong somewhere else. 

19 "Joseph Smith." 

Lydia Gardiner must have been born at least as early as 1670, the birth of her older brother, Joseph, 
having been probably before 1669, as stated in the text. But, even so, she was a little girl at the time of the 
marriage of her mother to William Hawkins, and undoubtedly accompanied her to Providence, where her 
own marriage took place, April 4, 1689, as noted. She was undoubtedly born before 1674. Joseph Smith 
was a weaver. 

20 "Mary Gardiner." 

Mary Gardiner, 2, was the second daughter of George, i, and Lydia (Ballou) Gardiner, of Newport. 
Soon after the death of George, about 1677, and the marriage of her mother to William Hawkins, of 
Providence, Mary, evidently along with her young brothers and sister, accompanied her mother to the latter 
town. In the records of Providence, in close connection with statements of the marriage intention of the 
older Lydia Gardiner and William Hawkins, June I, 1678, and of the younger Lydia Gardiner's marriage 
to Joseph Smith, April 4, 1689, it is noted that Mary Gardiner and Archibald Walker were married July 18, 
1690. 
Children of Archibald and Mary Walker 

Charles, born May 6, 1691. 

Susannah, born Sept. 28, 1695. 

Abigail, born Jan. 15, 1 699. 

Hezekiah, born March 14, 1701-2. 

Nathaniel (Nathan?), born June 26, 1704. 

Anne, born Feb. 14, 1709. 

On Nov. 30, i588, Mary Gardiner gave a receipt to William Hawkins for £13, it being a balance of a 

legacy from her father. 

21 "Peregrine Gardiner." 

Peregrine Gardiner, 2, was probably the second son, although possibly the third, of George, i, and 
Lydia (Ballou) Gardiner, of Newport. After the death of his father, about 1677, and the marriage of his 
mother to William Hawkins, of Providence, he accompanied her thither. 

There is a record of an agreement, made June 11, 1684, about his schooling, between his stepfather, William 
Hawkins, and William Turpin, of Providence, a schoolmaster and a keeper of a public house. 
In the will of his brother, Robert, made April 7, 1689, and examined and approved "by ye Towne Councill 
of Providence," April 28, 1690, Peregrine is repeatedly mentioned, receiving all the Providence lands of 

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the testator and a half share of those in Narragansett. In 1736 a certain Peregrine Gardiner, of New Lon- 
don, Conn., petitioned the Assembly for a ferry across "New London river," between New London and 
Norwich. He may have been the same as the subject of this note, but it is, perhaps, more likely that he 
was the Peregrine, 4 (Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i) (Note 31), who was born Jan. 24, 1707, and married 
Susannah Robinson, March 30, 1731, as will be noted in the account of the family of Stephen, of the 
Third Generation. 

22 " Robert Gardiner ." 

Robert Gardiner, 2, was a son (probably the youngest), of George, I, and Lydia (Ballou) Gardiner, of 
Newport. After the death of his father, about 1677, and the marriage of his mother to William Hawkins, 
of Providence, he accompanied her to her new home. He appears to have early sunk into a decline, declar- 
ing himself (when, being not much more than a lad, he made his will, April 7, 1689) "very sick and weake 
of body," although he lived about a year longer. It is evident that he became very much attached to his 
stepfather, William Hawkins, as, after bequests to his two brothers, he left considerable property to Mr. 
Hawkins, calling him, in accordance with the usage of the period, his "flather-in-law," and making him his 
sole executor. Robert died previously, but probably not much previously, to April 28, 1690, when his will 
was approved by the Town Council of Providence. It was long supposed that no copy of this will was in 
existence, as, although the letter of administration and the bond of the executor were on file in the clerk's 
ofifice of the Municipal Court, the instrument itself was not recorded. On Jan. 5, 1894, it was, however, 
deposited with the Clerk of the Court by Walter Gardiner Webster, Esq., of Providence, later a clergy- 
man of the Episcopal Church, and a victim of a shipwreck at sea. A copy of this will appears at the end of 
this note. It was long believed that the subject of this note was identical with the well-known Robert Gardi- 
ner, Esq., a Naval Officer and Collector of the Port of Newport at the beginning of the eighteenth century 
and one of the first promoters of Trinity Church in that town, on whose gravestone, in the churchyard, it 
is inscribed that "He died ye ist of May, 1731, the day of his birth, aged 60 years." While the birth date 
1671 agrees very well with that of Robert Gardiner, 2, son of George, i, the year of the Collector's death, 
1731, was more than forty years later than the death of the maker of the will above described. If the Robert 
Gardiner lying in Trinity Churchyard was in any way a member of the family of George Gardiner, i, of 
Newport, he must have been an unrecorded son of Benoni, 2, the eldest son of the founder. There were, how- 
ever, other Gardiners in Newport. Caleb Gardiner, son of Thomas, son of Thomas, born in Roxbury, Mass., 
Oct. 23, 1682, was admitted a freeman of Rhode Island Colony May 2, 1732, and died in Newport, Sept. 
29, 1 761. 

Copy of Will of Robert Gardiner, of Providence, made April 7, 1689, and approved by the Town Council, 
April 28, 1690: 

"I Robert Gardiner of the towne of Providence in the County of Rhode Island Kings Province & Providence 
plantations in New England being very sick & weake of body but yet of sound & perfect memory doe make 
& appoynt this to be my last will & Teastement. 

Imprimis; I doe Give & devise unto My Brother Joseph Gardiner All that my house & lands lieing within 
the presincks of the towne of Newport on Rhoade Island to be his owne duering the time of his Naturall 
life; & after his decease to Revert & be unto his Eldest son lawfully begotten of his body which shall him 
survive; & for want of sons to the Eldest daughter lawfully begotten of his body, & so after death still to 
Revert & be unto y° heire lawfully begotten of theire body; But in Case my sayd Brother Joseph doe dye 
& leave neither son nor daughter then shall my said house & lands Revert & be unto ye next lawful! heire; 
Alwayes provided that in case my sayd Brother Joseph doe dye & leave a widdow that his widdow shall 
have y"^ vse & proffitts of y' sayd house & lands dureing the time of her widdowhood; And that My sayd 
Brother Joseph! ] Gardiner shall Enter possession of y' sayd house & lands five year[ ] after y' day of my 
death, & not before; And that my sayd Brother Joseph Gardiner shall pay unto my Brother Perrigrin 
Gardiner the sum of thirteene pounds which my (Tather in his will ordred me to pay unto him. And that my 
said Brother Joseph Gardiner shall in Consideration of ye aforesd bequest Remitt & forgoe unto my Execu- 
tor the thirteene pounds which I was by my fathers will unto him to pay. 



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jndly I (JQg Give & devise unto my Brother Perirgrinn Gardiner all my lands lieing & being in y' Pre- 
sinckes of Providence aforesaid; provided tliat my said Brother Perrigrinn doe Relinquish & quitt claime 
unto his Brother his six acres of land in y' farme at Newport which his ffather willed unto him; his Brother, 
is intended his brother Joseph Gardiner, All which my said lands in Providence is Given & devised in man- 
ner as my sayd lands at Rhode Jsland is. 

3'">' I doe Give & devise unto my sayd Brethren Joseph Gardiner, & Perrcgrinn Gardiner All my PJght 
& Tittle of lands at Nanhiganssett to be Equally devided betweene them, & to be unto them thcire hei[ ] 
xsecutors Administrators & Assig[ ] for Ever. 

^thiy J (JQg Give & bequeath unto my ffather in law William Hawkins all the vse and proffitts of my sayd 
house & lands at Newport on Rhode Island to him his heirs Exsecutors Administrators & Assignes dureing 
the term of five yeares from y' day of |my death]; I doe also give & bequeath unto my sayd ffather in law 
William Hawkins all my Cattle of all sorts & all other my Estate Not before desposcd of. 
jtbly J jjQg rnake Ordaine & appoynt my sayd flather in law William Hawkins my whole & sole E.\secutor 
unto whome I give all debts unto me due, And also he to pay all debts from me due to any person And also 
to see my Body descently Buryed. 

Jn Wittnes of y' premises I doe hereunto sett my hand & seale the seventh day of Aprill Anno Dom°'; 
one Thousand six hundred Eighty & Nine. 
Signed & Sealed 

in y' presence of The marke of 

Thomas Olney Robert 

Samuel Whipple Gardiner X [l. s.] 

Joseph Smith 

The aforesaid will is Examined & approoved this 28"'' day of Aprill Anno 1690: by y' Towne Councill of 
Providence. 

Arthur ffenner Justice, 
Joseph Jenckes Asis: '": 
< Stephen Arnold 

Pardon Tillinghast 
Thomas Olney 
Edward Smith 
John Whipple 
John Dexter" 

23 "Jeremiah Gardiner." 

It appears exceedingly improbable that Jeremiah Gardiner was a son of George, 1, no direct evidence 
of such a fact being known. He is not mentioned in the will of Robert, as are Joseph and Peregrine, and as 
he almost certainly would have been, had he been an own brother, only three or four years younger. George 
Gardiner seems to have lived only eight or nine years after the earliest record of his reputed second marriage, 
and to have had a large family without Jeremiah. The latter may have been a son of Benoni and can easily 
be assigned a later birth than 1676 or 1677, in view of his marriage about 1711. 

24 "James Gardiner." 

There is recorded in Newport the birth, on Sept. 26, 1768, of Joseph Gardiner, a son of James and 
Dorcas (Mason) of North Carolina. The father of Joseph is probably the James of the text, born Nov. 11, 
1737- 

25 "173S." 

In the Parish Register of St. Paul's Church, Narragansett, there is the following record: "December 
the 14th day 1732 viz: on Thursday Night between 11 and 12 of the clock departed this life Mr. William 
Gardiner of Boston Neck in the 6ist year of his age, and was intterred the Sunday following viz: the 17th 
in the church yard of St. Paul's Church in Narragansett." The probating of the will occurred Feb. 12, 

1732-3- 

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26 " Hen ry Ga rdifter." 

This is Henry Gardiner, Sr., born 1645, second son of George, I. Mr. Austin (Gen. Diet, of R. I. 
p. 81) says that on Feb. 16, 1711, WilHam Gardiner, Jr., son of Benoni and his wife Abigail, with consent 
of his wife's mother, Abigail Remington, sold to Henry Gardiner, Sr., all right in farm of his wife's father, 
consisting of 250 acres. 

27 "Wicked Will." 

It was customary in those days to apply the epithet "wicked" to a free-thinker, irrespective of the cor- 
rectness of his outward life. One of the reputable early inhabitants of Frenchtown, in the extreme South- 
ern part of East Greenwich, who lived in a house lighted by windows of leaded glass, was known, on ac- 
count of his scepticism, as "Wicked Mawney." William Gardiner, although a substantial man in the 
community, a strong supporter of St. Paul's Church, and one of its wardens, doubtless earned his title of 
"Wicked Will" by his expression of uncommonly liberal religious opinions. 

27a "Love Eppes." 

Mrs. Abigail Pickman Gardiner, the second wife of Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, was the widow of William 

Eppes, Esq., of Virginia, and a daughter of Col. Benjamin Pickman (or Dickman), of Salem, Mass. She 

died at Poole, England, in 1780. Her son, William, married Miss Randolph, of Bristol, England, whose son 

became an Assistant Commissary General of the British Army. A daughter. Love Eppes, married Sir John 

Lester, of Poole. Another daughter, Abigail Eppes, married Richard Routh, Esq., also a Loyalist. (See 

Biog. Notices of Loyalists, by George A. Ward, and Curwin's Journal and Letters, p. 535.) 

Catherine Goldthwaite, the third wife of Dr. Gardiner, was a daughter of Col. Thomas Goldthwaite. 

She subsequently married Mr. Powell, of Boston, and died in that city, on Ash Wednesday, 1830. 

28 "Job Gardiner." 

On May 6, 1746, Job Gardiner, of North Kingstown, was admitted a freeman of the Colony of Rhode 
Island and Providence Plantations. R. I. Col. Rec. V, p. 164. 

29 "Of Kingstown." 

Benjamin Sherman was a native and resident of Portsmouth, R. I. In his will, made Dec. 8, 17181 
he bequeathed "to daughter Amey, wife of Stephen Gardiner, a cow." Amey's brother, Jonathan, born 
March 7, 1677, was an ancestor of James Schoolcraft Sherman, Vice-president (191 1) of the United States. 

30 "Gardiner's Lake." 

The sheet of water lying near the point where five Connecticut towns, Colchester, Salem, Montville, 
Bozrah and Lebanon, approach each other, seven or eight miles southeast of the city of Norwich, is still 
known as Gardiner's Lake, in memory of Stephen Gardiner, of Narragansett. It is somewhat singular that 
directly to the south of it, where the eastern end of Long Island nears the Connecticut shore, are situated 
Gardiner's Bay and Gardiner's Island, named for Lion Gardiner, the military engineer and English officer 
of the seventeenth century. But no relationship between him and the Narragansett Gardiners has been 
ascertained. The circumstances which induced Stephen Gardiner to sell his ancestral lands in Narragansett 
and remove to a strange region, when he must have been from fifty to sixty years of age, are said to have 
been the breaking up of his household by the death of his much-loved wife and his inability to rally from his 
grief, amidst familiar scenes. It is possible that he was not born so early as 1768, as inferred from the 
decipherment of the inscription on his tombstone, referred to in the text. This would make him three years 
older than his brother William (heretofore considered the eldest), and thirty-two years of age at the time of 
his marriage, an unusual age in those days of early marriages. "Ye 76 year of his age" may, perhaps, have 
been the very similar "70th year," hardly distinguishable on an ancient stone. 

31 "Peregrine Gardiner." 

This is probably the Peregrine Gardiner who, in 1736, was living in New London, Conn., and peti- 
tioned the Assembly for a ferry across "New London river," between New London and Norwich. 

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32 "Benoni Gardiner." 

It is almost certain that this Benoni could not have been a son of Benoni Gardiner, 2. As already 
noted (Note 8), his mother would, in that case, have been fifty-one years of age at the time of his birth. No 
mention, too, of a son of Benoni, 2, named Benoni, is found in any deed, as in the case of William, Nathaniel, 
Stephen and Isaac. There can, therefore, be but little doubt that this Benoni belongs to the fourth genera- 
tion, rather than the third. It is recorded in Newport, that on Nov. 6, 1717 (the year when the Benoni of 
the text came of age), Benoni Gardner of Kingstown, yeoman, deeded land, in Newport, to his grandson, 
Benoni Gardner, of Newport, mariner, who can hardly fail to have been the one in question. The fact that 
the latter was called, in later life. Captain Benoni Gardiner, in accordance with prevailing custom in the 
case of those who had followed the sea, seems to identify him with the mariner grandson of Benoni of Kings- 
town. Whether this Benoni, 4, was a son of either Nathaniel, 3, or Stephen, 3, by an unrecorded first mar- 
riage (both of them being of the then uncommon age of thirty or more at the date of their recorded marriages), 
or whether his father was an unremembered son of Benoni, 2, is not now decided, although it may be by 
farther research. The fact that Williams', 3, son John, 4, was born in July, in the same year with Benoni, 
4 (1696), excludes the latter from that family. Among the names (many of them of Newport men) affixed 
to a petition to the King, relative to bills of credit (Newport, Sept. 4, 1750), appears that of Benoni Gardner. 
Of the children attributed above to Benoni and Sarah Gardiner, the first, William, at the time of his 
admission a freeman. May, 1758, is expressly called "son of Benoni." 

The record of the marriage of William Gardiner and Mary Bassett, at Newport, Dec. 5, 1759, also plainly 
points to the same. There are records, too, of the marriages at Newport, of a Mary Gardiner to Samuel 
Fowler, Sept. 6, 1753, and of a Sarah Gardiner to William Ladd, Dec. 27, 1761, with the births of their four 
children. But that these two were children of Benoni of Newport, although reasonable, appears to lack 
evidence. 

33 " Henry Gardiner ." 

Henry Gardiner, 3, was, for more than fifty years, a prominent member of St. Paul's Parish, Narra- 
gansett. The Parish Register, Feb. 27, 1 72 1-2, within a year of the arrival of Mr. MacSparran, records 
"Henry Gardner, an adult person, was Baptized, as allso Hen. Gardner, Hannah Gardner and Desier 
Gardner, Children of the afores'* Henry Gardner, were Baptiz""," and, in July, 1768, "On the l6th . . . 
died Mr. Henry Gardner, Son of Henry, in Newport, . . . and the said Mr. Gardner Was Buried in his 
Own Grounds without Ceremony ... by Reason of the Malignancy of the Distemper and Fever, whereof 
He Died." 

34 "William Gardiner." 

This William Gardiner is not recorded with the other three children of Henry, 3, and Catharine Gardiner, 
in the town of South Kingstown. If born, as stated, about 1725, he should have been placed between 
Edward and Mary. 

35 "Ephraim Gardiner." 

Col. Ephraim Gardiner was a man of uncommon mark and influence in the community. Dr. Mac- 
Sparran repeatedly refers to him, in his diary, with evident consideration, calling him "Esquire Ephraim" 
and, although born in the same year as himself, "Uncle Ephraim," on account of his being a half-brother 
of Mrs. MacSparran's mother. The Parish Register of St. Paul's, Sept. 13, 1723, records Mr. Gardiner's 
clinical baptism, by Mr. MacSparran. On April 8, 1774, occurs the following quaint entry: "Col. Ephraim 
Gardiner, A Member in full Communion With St. Paul's Church, was seized in his field With An Apoplexy; 
And on Sunday the loth Died, and on Wednesday the 13th He Was Buried ... a Funeral Sermon was 
preached . . . to a very large Serious and Attentive Congregation Consisting, As Was Judged, of above 
300 People. After Divine Service was over The Funeral Obsequies [sic\ was Carried in Procession to the 
Farm of Capt. Samuel Gardiners And Buried there After the Manner & According to the Method of the 
Church of England." Colonel Gardiner was repeatedly a warden of St. Paul's. He is believed to have 
lived near Mrs. Cole, some miles to the north of Dr. MacSparran's, the doctor and his wife being repre- 
sented, 



Notes 211 

sented, in his diary, as visiting the two families on the same occasions. He and his wife, Penelope, however, 
lie buried on a farm, a little to the south of the Glebe House. This is probably the farm of Capt. Samuel 
Gardiner, their son, on which the Parish Register, as above quoted, records Colonel Gardiner to have been 
interred. 

36 ' 'Ephraim Gardiner. ' ' 

It is not unlikely that Ephraim was born earlier than 1722, perhaps about 1718, between Penelope 
and Samuel. It is expressly recorded that Ephraim Gardiner, Jr., was made a freeman in 1739. R. I. 
Col. Rec. IV, p. 555. 

37 "John Gardiner." 

The Vital Records of Rhode Island (North Kingstown, p. 74) gives the birth of John Gardiner, son of 
William and Margaret, as occurring on Dec. 5, 1719-20. There is, however, reason to believe that the date 
should be Feb. 5, 1719-20. The double year, 1719-20, has, too, no meaning in connection with December, 

as it does with February. Under date of Jan. 4, , it is recorded (North Kingstown, p. 23) that John 

Gardiner, son of William deceased, and Elizabeth Fones were married by William Spencer, Justice of the 
Peace. The year has been burned away, but there is a probability that it was about 1740, the next date 
preceding being 1738. The daughter, Lydia, is known to have been born before 1744. There is an entry 
(North Kingstown, p. 73) of the birth, to William and Margaret Gardiner, Dec. 5, 1719-20, of a son, Job. 
It has been judged that he and John must have been twin brothers. The two, however, are not recorded 
near each other, as would, in that case, be expected. Nor is the name of Job found in the Narragansett 
Parish Register, where, under date of Sunday, March 7, 1730, it is noted that "There were baptized by Mr. 
MacSparran, at y^ church of St. Paul, in Narraganset, 2 children of William Gardiner of South Kingstowne, 
y' son of Henry: viz.: John and Abigail." It is evident that the name of Abigail, 4 (daughter of William and 
Margaret), in the text should precede that of Henry, who was less than twelve at the time of her marriage. 

38 " Margaret Gardiner." 

The marriage of Margaret Gardiner, 4, to Isaac Gardiner does not appear to be established. She could 
hardly have been born earlier than 1728, and, if so, could not, of course, be the subject of the record, in 
North Kingstown, of the marriage of a Margaret Gardiner and Isaac — — — -, by Peter Boss, Justice of Peace, 
Dec. 26, 1736. The latter record seems to correspond to one in E.xeter, "Isaac Gardner married Marga- 
ret, dau. of John Gardiner of Exeter as per receipt." 

"John Gardiner of Exeter" was the fifth son of George, 2 (George, i), having been married in 1717. His 
daughter, Margaret, born 1720, married, 1736, Isaac Gardiner, son of Isaac of Exeter. 

38a ' ' Hannah Briggs. ' ' 

There is reason to believe that the Joseph Gardiner who married Hannah Briggs, a daughter of 
Daniel and Lydia {Austin'sCenealogical Dictionary, p. 25), was Joseph, 3 (George, 2; George, l), rather than 
Joseph, 4, his son, as given in the text. In the original entry of the family of George Gardiner, 2, the 
author stated that Joseph, 3, his son, married Hannah Briggs. Joseph, 3, was "of Coventry" in 1742. In 
1760 he was "of West Greenwich," his wife, Hannah, being still living. It is probable that the date of birth 
(1671) assigned to him in the text, is much too early. It was the sons of Joseph Gardiner, 3, who went 
to Pownal, Vt., with their Niles cousins. 

39 " Nathan Gardiner." 

Dr. MacSparran notes in his Diary, under the date, Thursday, Sept. 5, 1751, "It rained but Harry and 
I went to Nathan Gardiner's who, with Paul Niles, went and searched Nathan's and his Bro. Henry's swamp 
for timber for y= Cyder Skrews." Paul Niles (born May 16, 1721) was a brother of Nathan Gardiner's 
wife, Katharine, and a nephew of the Rev. Samuel Niles who preached for some years at Kingstown, and 
was settled for a half century, as Congregational pastor, at Braintree, Mass. 

40 " Henry Gardiner." 

This Henry appears to be the one whom Dr. MacSparran, in his Diary (pp. 52 and 158) called "Block 

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Island Henry Gardiner" to distinguish him from two other adult Henry Gardiners, living in South Kingstown 
at that period. He may have received this byname on account of his mother's being a native of New Shore-' 
ham, where he may also himself have passed a part of his youth. 

The statement of the text that Abigail Eldred, the wife of Henry Gardiner, 4, was a daughter of John 
Eldred, known as Captain John, 2 (Samuel, i), is not certain, although he had a daughter Abigail, who was 
unmarried at the time of his death, in 1724. Mr. W. H. Eldridge, of Twin Falls, Idaho, states that the wife 
of Henry Gardiner was a daughter of 5amHe/, 3 (Lieutenant Thomas Eldred, 2; Samuel, i). It is noticeable, 
however, that among the ten children of Thomas, 2, given by Austin in theGe». Diet, of R. I., there is no 
Samuel. 

41 " His first cousin." 

The father of Caleb Gardiner, 4, Nicholas, 3, son of George, 2, and the mother of Isabel Sherman, 
Dorcas Gardiner, 3, daughter of William, 2, -^ere first cousins, George, 2, and William, 2, being brothers. 
It is not, therefore, quite accurate to call Isabel the first cousin of Caleb. 

42 "Rachel Nichols." 

The East Greenwich records contain the marriage, June 28, 17^0, of Capt. Samuel Gardner, of East 
Greenwich and Rachel Nichols, widow of John, of Coventry. The Coventry records have the marriage of 
a John Nicholas of Coventry, son of Alexander and Rachel Day, daughter of John of Coventry, by Elder 
Peter Werden, Nov. 27, iy68. It must, therefore, be doubted, unless one of these dates is incorrect, if the 
Rachel Nichols, widow of John, whom Samuel Gardiner married in 1750, at the age of seventy-live, was the 
Rachel (Day) Nichols married to a John Nichols in 1768. 

43 "Anne Odlin." 

This name should be Olin. In the records of East Greenv/ich, under date Feb. 24, 1757, it is stated 
that Jonathan Olin, son of John, was married to Anne Gardiner, daughter of Samuel, Jr., deceased, by Giles 
Peirce, Justice. There were many Olins in North Kingstown and in all the towns of Kent County. The name 
Odlin was, however, found at Newport, at that period, there being six marriages of members of the family 
recorded there between 1721 and 1754. It is not unlikely that the two forms are variations of the sam.e 
name. 

44 "Jolm Aylesworth." 

There is a record in North Kingstown of the marriage of John Aylesworth, of Warwick, and Ann 

Reynolds, daughter of Samuel, of North Kingstown, April 19, , the year being burned away, although, 

judging from adjacent dates, it must have been about 1799. This does not correspond closely with the 
statement in the te.xt. 

45 "Robert Gardiner." 

There is a record in New Shoreham (Arnold's Vital Statistics, New Shoreham, p. 11), under date of 
June 14, 1716, of the marriage of Robert Gardiner, of Kings Towne, and Lydia Littlefield, of New Shore- 
ham, by Samuel Rathbone, Warden. This would be a late first marriage for a man born in 1677, or even, as 
is probable, as late as 1680. It is therefore somewhat doubtful if this Robert is the one of the text. The 
Early Records of the To^on of Providence (vol. XVII, pp. 223, 240) show a Robert Gardiner as one of the 
"Westquanoid Purchasers" in 1707 and 1708. If he be one of the Narragansett family, he corresponds, 
perhaps, more nearly to Robert, 3 (George, 2; George, i), than to any other. The "Westquanoid Purchase" 
embraced the lands south of the north branch of the Pawtuxet River. The proprietors petitioned to be 
erected into a township, but, although leave was granted to them provisionally, the plan was never carried 
out. Arnold's History of Rhode Island, II, p. 5. 

Westquanoid (Wesconnaug) is placed by Mr. Rider {The Lands of Rhode Island as they were known to Cau- 
nounicus and Miantiunnomii, p. 276) in the southern part of the town of Foster, near the Coventry line. 
The tract is said to have extended also into Scituate. In the act of the Assembly {R. I. Col. Rec. Ill, 
p. 446), granting liberty in 1702 to settle the above township, the title is "The purchase of Wesquanage." 

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46 "John Gardiner." 

This John Gardiner is known as "of Exeter." The father of Mrs. Gardiner, although a native of New 
Shoreham, removed, while his children were young, to Exeter, then a part of Kingstown, and became 
known as "Joseph Rathbone of Exeter." The names of the children of John Gardiner, as given in the te.xt, 
agree with those in his will. Some of the dales, however, are very uncertain, being taken, apparently, from 
the partially destroyed records of North Kingstown. 

47 "Elizabeth Gardiner." 

In the will of George Gardiner, 2, the sum of £15 was given to "granddaughter Elizabeth Gardiner, 

daughter of deceased." It is almost certain that this Elizabeth was a daughter oi George Gardiner, 

3 (George, 2; George, I ). George Gardiner, 3, married, before 1705, Elizabeth (possibly Cottrell). They 
had a daughter, Elizabeth, said to have been born May 17, 1708. She married. May 30, 1727, John Bentley. 
On Oct. 26, 1730, when Mrs. Bentley must have reached the age of more than twenty-one years, she and 
her husband, John, deeded to Isaac Gardiner "one hundred acres being all that tract of land our honored 

grandfather gave said wife by deed dated [Oct. 19,] 1 709, and signed by our grandfather George G ." 

About 1712 George Gardiner, 3, died and, before 1718, his widow married a Cottrell (perhaps her cousin). 
She is, almost certainly, the Elizabeth Gardiner who was baptized into the Seventh Day Baptist Church, 
at Newport, in 1705, and who, in 1 71 8, is called "Elizabeth Gardiner, alias Cottrell," being the wife of John 
Cottrell. In his will, proved in 1721, John Cottrell mentions his "daughter-in-law [i. e. stepdaughter] 

Elizabeth " (name burned away), meaning, doubtless, Elizabeth Gardiner, who became Mrs. Bentley. 

After the death of John Cottrell, his widow, about 1722, married, third, William Tanner. 

48 "A daughter of George, his cousin." 

Hannah Gardiner, 4, was a daughter of George Gardiner, 3, son of Nicholas, 2. Caleb VVestcott, 
therefore, married a daughter of his mother's first cousin, Mrs. Josiah Westcott being a daughter of George, 
2, a brother of Nicholas, 2. 

49 "Susannah Wilkinson." 

Susannah Wilkinson, who married Oliver Westcott, Dec. 30, 1744, was, undoubtedly, a daughter of 
Joseph and Martha Pray W'ilkinson, of Scituate, R. I. She was born about 1727 and was mentioned as a 
child in her father's will, proved May 21, 1740. The first Susannah must have died young. Six children of 
Oliver and Susannah, born from 1745 to 1 761, are named in the Town Records of Scituate. 

50 " Tab itha Gardiner." 

The statement in the earlier part of the text of this work that Tabitha (Gardiner) Niles died in 1760, 
appears to be an error. The West Greenwich Records show that her will, although made in 1759, was not 
probated until April 13, 1771, she not, probably, dying before the preceding month. The author has not 
given Mrs. Niles the usual detailed account, like that of her brothers and sisters, because the facts concern- 
ing her husband and children had not, presumably, come to her knowledge. Later investigation has, how- 
ever, resulted in the discovery of the following: Nathaniel Niles, 3, was a son of Joseph, 2, son of John, i. 
John Niles, l, is said to have come from Wales and to have had a wife, Jane. He appears to have lived in 
Braintree, Mass., being apparently the earliest representative of the family in America. Joseph Niles, 2, 
who was born Aug. 15, 1 640, and married Mary Mycall, Nov. 15, 1661, was the third child of John, I. 
He had a son, Benjamin, 3, recorded in Braintree and later found as a witness in a Block Island deed. 
Nathaniel, 3, is not recorded in Braintree, and was not probably born until after the removal of his father 
to Block Island, where there exists but a very meagre trace of Joseph, 2, in the New Shoreham records. 
The well-known and highly respected Rev. Samuel Niles, 3, of Block Island, Kings Town and Braintree, 
the first Rhode Islander to enter Harvard College, was a son of Nathaniel, 2, a younger brother of Joseph, 2. 
In 1713 Nathaniel Niles, 3, husband of Tabitha Gardiner, bought land in the part of East Greenwich 
later set off as West Greenwich, where both of them died. The will of Nathaniel Niles, 3, made Feb. 9, 
1743-4, and probated July I, 1758, mentions his wife, Tabitha, his sons, Nathaniel, Joseph and John, and 

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his daughter, Tabitha, who married Samuel Dyer. His son, Samuel, apparently the youngest, was given 

the homestead farm in West Greenwich. The will of Tabitha Niles, widow of Nathaniel, 3, made Dec. 27, 

1759, and probated April 13, 1771, mentions sons Joseph, John and Samuel, and daughter, Tabitha Dyer. 

Her son, Nathaniel Niles, Jr., although he lived until 1785, making his will March 25, 1784, is not, apparently, 

mentioned in her will. 

Children of Nathaniel, 3, and Tabitha, 3, Niles 

Nathaniel Niles, who married, first, Abigail DoUever, Oct. 29, I724(?); second, Freelove Sweet, Nov. 18, 

1739, third(?), Ruth . 

Note: The husband of Freelove appears to be called Nathan in East Greenwich records. 

Joseph Niles, who married Sarah Cass, Nov. 9, 1739. 

John Niles, who married, first, Mary Briggs, Aug. 13, 1732, second(?), Elizabeth Spencer, May 7, 1748. 

It is recorded inWest Greenwich that, Nov. 4, 1773, Capt. John Niles was married to "Mrs. Freelove, late of 

Exeter." 

Samuel Niles, who married Martha . 

Tabitha Niles, who married Samuel Dyre, Feb. 24, 1725-6. 

Some of the Niles family, especially the children of Capt. John Niles, together with some of their Gardiner 

cousins, settled in Pownal, Vt. 

51 "A lice Gardiner. ' ' 

The Narragansetl Parish Register contains the following entry: "Nov' 8* 1749. Dr. MacSparran 
baptized a negro child w''' he gave to Mistress Alice Gardiner, by the name of Jane." 

52 "Freelove Watson(?)" 

The South Kingstown records contain the marriage of William Gardiner, Jr., and Freelove Joslin, by 
Ephraim Gardiner, Justice, May 19, 1744. Six children are recorded of William and Freelove: Clarke, 
born Aug. 3, 1737, Thomas, born March 7, 1738-9, Stephen, born June 7, 1740, and, after an interval of 
nearly five years, Mary, born Feb. 13, 1744-5, Desire, born Nov. 26, 1749, Gideon, born Nov. 15, 1751. 
This list seems to favor the theory that William Gardiner, 4 (William, 3; William, 2; George, i), had two 
wives named Freelove, viz.: Freelove Joslin, to whom he was married in 1744, as above in this note, and 
Freelove Watson, to whom he was married in 1736, as stated, with a question mark, by the author, in the 
text. No record of the Watson marriage is, however, known, by the Editor, to exist, neither has the relation 
of Freelove to the Watson family been ascertained. A solution of the matter may, perhaps, be found in the 
conjecture that the date of 1744 for the Joslin marriage is later than it should be, 1734 being correct, and 
that there was only one wife, Freelove Joslin. 

53 "John Gardiner." 

John Gardiner, 4, was the eldest son of William, 3, and Mary and should have been placed at the begin- 
ning. He was born about 1708 and seems to have married Marcy, or Mary, Smith (daughter of 



Wilkinson?), rather than Elizabeth Fones, who was the wife of another John Gardiner, 4 (William, 3; 
Henry, 2; George, l), born Feb. 5, 1719-20. (See Note 37.) 

54 "Desire Gardiner." 

The reference should be to the MacSparran Diary, p. 42, and not to St. Paul's Register, where there is 
no record of Desire Gardiner's funeral, it having been conducted entirely by a Quaker Preacher. Her father 
is called, in the Diary entry, great William Gardiner. It is likely that he was not identical with the man called 
"long William Gardiner," referred to in the Narraganselt Parish Register, Oct. 18, 1726, as "Will™ Gardiner 
Commonly called Long William," and in the MacSparran Diary (p. 20), where, Oct. 8, 1744, the Doctor 
remarks, "Long Will's wife dined with us." In case this distinction is well founded, the references, in the 
text, under "36. William Gardiner, 3 (William, 2; George, i)," to the baptism and death of Mary Gardiner, 
Oct. 18 and 19, 1726 {Narragansetl Register), and to the gift of a Bible to "Long Will's wife," for her daughter, 
Oct. 8, 1744 {Diary, p. 20), do not relate to Mrs. Gardiner, wife of William, 3 (William, 2; George, l), 

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known as "great William." He was, probably, like his father,a "friend," and it was naturally to be expected 
that he would ask his brother-in-law, Joseph Hull, the Quaker preacher, to conduct his daughter's funeral. 
It is not improbable that "long William" was, on the other hand, a member of St. Paul's parish, his first 
wife having been baptized by Dr. MacSparran and his second wife having been evidently an intimate 
friend of the Doctor and his wife. 

55 "Susannah Greene." 

Susanna Greene, 3 (James, 2; John, l), was born May 24, 1688, artd died Sept. 25, 1748. Joseph and 
Susanna had four children, Joseph, Susanna, Mary and Experience. 

56 "Dorcas Gardiner." 

Dr. MacSparran speaks of Mrs. Sherman, in his Diary, calling her "Widow Shearman," Aug. 27, 1751, 
and saying that she had sent him "some rare ripe Peaches." Abiel Sherman died before 1746, he being called 
in the entry of his daughter Hannah's marriage, Dec. 9, 1742, "the late Abiel Sherman." 

57 "Robert Brown, Esq." 

The first wife of Robert Brown was Sarah Franklin, said, rather doubtfully, to have been a niece or a 
grandniece of Benjamin Franklin. Dr. MacSparran notes in his Diary, Aug. 29, 1745, "RobI Browne to be 
married (y'>' say) this Day to Franklin's Daughter." Robert and Sarah (Franklin) Brown had four children, 
George, William, John and Franklin. George became Lieutenant Governor of Rhode Island. 

57a "Edmund Pendleton." 

The Westerly records give five children of Edmund and Susannah Pendleton: i, Edmund, born 
Jan. 8, 1738, O. S. (1739 N. S.); 2, William, born Feb. 3, 1740; 3, Daniel, born Feb. 20, 1744; 4, David, 
born Feb. 20, 1747; 5, Solomon, born Feb. 15, 1751. 

58 "Thomas Avery." 

In the account of the family of William Gardiner, 2, above (No. 5), the name of the husband of his 
daughter Tabitha is given as Joseph, instead of Thomas. As two of her sons bore the name of Joseph, that is 
more likely to be correct. The Avery family did not belong in Rhode Island. 

59 "She married Joseph Hammond." 

Joseph Hammond, the elder, bought, in 1738, a farm in Pettaquamscutt Purchase, which has con- 
tinued to be owned by his descendants nearly, if not quite, to the present time (1912). His house, which 
is still standing, is so situated, on the Post Road — the old Pequot Path — as to be passed by all travelers 
going directly from Providence to Wakefield and Narragansett Pier. The estate is yet known as the "Ham- 
mond Farm" and the lofty ridge upon which it lies is designated "Hammond Hill," it being the northern 
portion of the range, farther south called, first, "MacSparran Hill," and then "Tower Hill." Upon "Ham- 
mond Hill" is still pointed out a part of the Hammond land, which is said to have been originally reserved 
as a site for Dean Berkeley's college for the Indians, not, however, destined ever to be built. Dr. MacSpar- 
ran refers, in his Diary, to "young Jo Hammond," who, as stated above, was born in 1717, and was then, 
Sept. 14, 1743, already married. 

"Hammond's Mill" at the foot of the hill, upon the east, the birthplace of Gilbert Stuart, was long the 
property of Benjamin Hammond, a member of the family, and a justice of the peace in North Kingstown. 

60 "Ezekiel Gardiner." 

After the death of Nicholas Gardiner, 2 (George, i), in 1712, his son Nicholas, 3, having been appointed 
administrator upon his estate, deeded, in accordance with his father's supposed intentions, to his brother 
Ezekiel, 3, "a farm on the great plain." The Great Plain was the name early given to the extensive flat re- 
gion lying to the west and south of the present village of AUenton, in North Kingstown, terminating in the 
vicinity of the first site of St. Paul's Church. On one occasion Dr. MacSparran describes, in his Diary 
(pp. 66, 67), a horseback journey homewards from Daniel Greene's Bridge, on the South Branch of 

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the Pawtuxet, via Frenchtown, remarking "From thence we crossed y^ Country and by rides throu y° 
Easternmost Skirt of y^ Great Plain, . . . entered y= Road by y= Chi". " At the same time Nicholas, 3, con- 
veyed land to his brother George, 3, the expression being employed concerning George, 3, and Ezekiel, 3, 
"they both possessing, when they should arrive at age." If this means, as it seems, that the two were not 
of age at the time of their father's deatli, it brings forward their births to later dates than have been 
generally assigned, not earlier, respectively, than 1692 and 1694. 

As there is, apparently, no record of the reception of Ezekiel, 3, as a freeman, or of his marriage, entrance 
upon the possession of his Great Plain farm, and subsequent career, it is probable that he died before coming 
of age or soon afterwards. The conjecture that he might have been the one whom Dr. MacSparran, in 1745, 
called "Justice Gardiner" has had to be abandoned. 

60a "Josiah Sheffield." 

The New Shoreham records give the names of four children of Josiah ariW Sarah (Gardiner) Sheffield: 
I. George, born Jan. 6, 1762, died Nov. 23, 1766. 2. Susanna, born Dec. 7, 1765. 3. Edmund (twin), born 
Dec. 7, 1765. 4. Sarah, born Dec. 20, 1767. 

61 "Inall idji?)" 

It would seem that the husbands and wives of the descendants of Mr. Watson are embraced in the 
summary, while only those of his blood are enumerated in the preceding details. Only in some such way 
can the surplus of fifty be accounted for. Perhaps there were 95 great-grandchildren instead of 45. 

62 "David Greene." 

In The Greenes of Rhode Island (p. 130), under the head of David Greene, 4 (David, 3; James, 2; 
John, l), after a mention of two wives, it is noted "this will, dated September 9, 1754, . . . mentions 
'wife Hannah,' which would indicate a third marriage." David Greene's second wife died in 1744 and Han- 
nah (Watson) Clark's husband died in 1746. David and Hannah were married, probably, in 1747, when he 
was forty-five years of age and she forty-three. 

63 "John, Jr." 

Among the many John Smiths living in Rhode Island, in early times, the grandfather of "John Smith, 
Jr., 3" (father of Bathslieba), was "John Smith, i, of Prudence Island," who was there, or at Conanicut 
Island, in 1664. This son John, 2, married Phillis Gereardy and removed to Kingstown, where, in conjunc- 
tion with Jeremiah Smith, he laid out and gave "to the King and country" a highway, four rods wide, from 
the old South Ferry to Pettaquamscutt River. 

64 "Samuel Watson." 

The two wives of Samuel Watson, son of Dorcas (Gardiner) Watson, given in the text, Mercy Helme 
and Hannah (Carr) Slocum, differ entirely from those assigned to him in Austin's Geiz. Did. of R. I. (p. 217), 
Abigail Northup and Hannah Hazard. Out of the eleven names of the above Samuel's children also, in the 
text, viz., Samuel, Benjamin, Nicholas, Stephen, Anne, Dorcas, Mary, Freelove, Caleb, Margaret and 
Frances, only^it'e are found among the ten children of the same Samuel given in the Dictionary, and those 
are quite different in their order. In view of this radical discrepancy, it seems not unlikely that the author 
has, inadvertently, assigned the family of Samuel Watson, Jr., to his father. This inadvertence might 
more readily have occurred from the fact that, while the father was Samuel, 3, in the Gardiner line, the son 
was Samuel, 3, in the Watson line. The Kingstown Records, however, do not, unfortunately, furnish data 
to verify or disprove the solution of the difficulty above suggested. There is a record of the marriage of a 
Samuel Watson to a Hannah, but her family name and the year are both missing, having, probably, been 
burned; so that the entry is of little value. 

There are also records of the birth of two sons of Samuel Watson, Jr., in 1737, and 1739, their names having 
been destroyed. This Samuel, Jr., was undoubtedly a son of Samuel, son of Dorcas (Gardiner) Watson. 

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65 "Hannah Hazard." 

This Hannah Hazard, here given as the wife of Samuel Watson, 4, appears, in Austin's Gen. Diet, 
of R. I. (p. 217), as the second wife of his father, Samuel Watson, 3 (Dorcas Gardiner, 2; George, i), of 
whom she seems to have been at least twenty-eight years the junior. There is, as stated in the preceding 
note, a record in North Kingstown of the birth of two sons [names burned away) of Samuel Watson, Jr., 
in 1737 and 1739. 

Samuel Watson, Jr., being, undoubtedly, the Samuel Watson, 4, of the text, the question as to which 
of the two Samuels was the husband of Hannah Hazard, a daughter of Jeremiah, appears insusceptible of 
solution, with the data at hand. It has been understood, however, that the author of this work, in adopting 
the view in the text, had the support of some document not now available. 

65a "Sarah Westgate." 

The South Kingstown records give two children of Benjamin, 4, and Sarah Watson, Robert, born 

March 27, 1750, and Avis, born July 10, 1752. 

66 "William Watson." 

Austin's Gen. Diet, gives, as a wife of William Watson, 3, Mercy Helme, daughter of Rowse and Mary 
Helme, whom the author, in the text, has already, on the strength, perhaps, of a document referred to in 
Note 65, assigned to his brother, Samuel Watson, 3. The wife of William, 3, appears, in that case, as yet, 
to be unascertained. 

67 "Daniel Brown." 

Mr. Austin, in his Gen. Diet, of R. I. (p. 260), under the head of Jeremiah Brown, 2 (Chad, i), re- 
marks, "Possibly Samuel, Daniel and William Brown, of Kings Town, were his sons, but there is no direct 
evidence to shew it." 

At a later date, the author of this work declared, "Daniel and Samuel Brown call themselves sons of 
Jeremiah. They also call William brother, in certain documents." Nor is there anything improbable in 
this assumption. Mr. Ray Greene Huling, in a letter of 1889, writes, "While at Wickford . . . I happened 
upon the record of a deed, which shows that a Daniel Brown sells land to his brother Samuel, which land 
had been given to Daniel by his father, Jeremiah." The land was bounded south by John Watson [father- 
in-law of Daniel Brown], and west by Henry Gardiner [uncle of Mrs. Daniel Brown]. Jeremiah Brown's, 2, 
only recorded child, probably by his first wife, Mary, was James, the date of his birth being unknown. But 
about 1680 he was married, a second time, to INIary Cook, widow of Thomas, and had by her, presumably, 
Samuel, Daniel and William. 

68 "John Peckham." 

The Gen. Diet, of R. I. gives the maiden name of the second wife of Peter Wells, 2, as Susanna Saunders 
(daughter of Tobias), rather than Susanna Peckham (daughter of John). 

69 "Mary Barker." 

Arnold's Vital Record of R. I. (vol. V, South Kingstown, pp. 7 and 35) gives the name of the wife 
of James Wells, to whom he was married in 1731, by Robert Hannah, Justice, as Ma,vy Barber, rather than 
Mary Barker. But this may be an error of transcription. Among the five children of James and Mary Wells, 
born from 1732 to 1753 (S. K. p. 59), is one named Barker. The interval of thirteen years between him and 
the next preceding child may suggest that Mary Barker was a second wife. There appears, however, to be 
no record of a Mary Barker, daughter of Peter and Susannah. 

The names of the children of James (of Westerl)-) and Mary Wells are: i, James, born Nov. i, 1732. 2 
Barbara, born Aug. I, 1734. 3. Peter, born Aug. 29, 1737. 4. Barker, born May 16, 1750. 5. Joshua, born 
Aug. 24, 1753. 

70 "Robert Gardiner." 

For some reason the author partially effaced the record of Robert Gardiner, 3. The records seem, 

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however, to establish the facts that he was married to a certain Ann, having been born Aug. i6, 1699, that 
he was admitted a freeman in 1722, and that he had a daughter, Freelove, born Oct. 24, 1727. The account 
is, therefore, retained, under reserve. The William Easton to whom Freelove Gardiner was married, by Rev. 
Nicholas Eyres, has not been identified. 

71 "Married William Easton.'" 

It is not improbable that the Freelove Gardiner who became the wife of William Easton, belonged 
to a later generation than Freelove, 4 (Robert, 3; Joseph, 2; George, i). The date of the marriage 
in the Newport records is obliterated, but it seems to have been later than that of the marriage of Rebecca 
Easton, in 1776. 

72 "Alice Brown, of Newport." 

There is a record, in West Greenwich, of the marriage of George Gardiner, of East Greenwich, and 
Alice Brown, of Newport, Nov. 14, 1737, and another of the birth of three children of George and Alice 
Gardiner, from 1739 to 1743. But there appears little or no evidence identifying this George with George, 3 
(Joseph, 2; George, i). A first marriage at the age of thirty-two, as seems to be implied in the text, was 
exceptionally late at that period. 

73 " William Gardiner.' ' 

The record, in Newport, of the marriage of William Gardiner and Mary Carr, by Rev. Nicholas Eyres, 
July 27, has had the year obliterated, but its position among the other records seems to show that it must 
have occurred later than 1766 or even 1789. In that case it could not record the marriage of William Gardi- 
"^■"i 3 (Joseph, 2; George, i). Some anonymous annotator has suggested that the William Gardiner of the 
text may be William, 4 (William, 3; William, 2; George, l). 

Mr. Mason, in the Annals of Trinity Church, Newport, p. 17, mentions a Mary Carr, who was baptized, as 
a "grown person," by Mr. Honeyman, before he went to England (1708), and who married William Gardiner 
and was the mother of Caleb Gardiner. It is probable that this Mary Carr was a daughter of Caleb Carr, of 
Jamestown, and was born about 1687. As neither Mr. Austin nor Mr. Arnold assigns any son William to 
Joseph Gardiner, 2 (George, i) (see Note 18*), it is probable that William Gardiner (No. 64) in the text 
is misplaced, but possibly with the record of his family otherwise correct. 

74 "Elizabeth Gardiner." 

It will be remembered that Jeremiah Gardiner, the father of Elizabeth, was, almost certainly, not a 
son of George, i, but a grandson (see Note 23). In that case, Elizabeth, who married John Cottrell, as well 
as, of course, her brothers and sisters, should be regarded as of the fourth generation. 

75 "James Gardiner." 

There is reason to believe that this James Gardiner is the one recorded in Newport as having married, 
about 1767, Dorcas Mason, of North Carolina, and having three sons: Joseph, born Sept. 26, 1768, Peleg, 
born Sept. 21, 1771, and James, born July 4, 1779. 

76 " Penelope Gardiner." 

William Hiscox, Jr., was a son of William and Susannah, of Westerly, and was born July 13, 1731. 
William and Penelope had three children (and, perhaps, more) : Waitey, born Oct. 25,1762; William, born 
May 12, 1764; Gardiner, born June 2, 1770. 

77 " He was Assistant." 

There were several John Gardiners living in Narragansett and Newport during the first half of the 
eighteenth century and it is not always easy to distinguish those so designated in the R. I. Col. Rec. of the 
period. It is, however, almost certain that the John Gardiner, who acted as assistant to Governor Wil- 
liam Wanton and, later, to his brother, Governor John Wanton, was not "John of Boston Neck," son of 
William, 3 (Benoni, 2; George, i), but John, a son of Joseph, 2 (George, i), who, later, became Deputy 

Governor 



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Governor of the Colony and was within a year of the age of "John of Boston Neck," a son of his first cousin. 
The Deputy Governor appears to have been called Colonel John Gardiner and was probably the one ap- 
pointed, in 1744, Commissary of the Colony. 

John Gardiner "of Boston Neck" had a son John, also known as "Colonel," but does not seem to have 
himself borne that title. 

78 "Mary Hill." 

Mary Hill was born Feb. 27, 1701— 2 and was, it is almost certain, a daughter of John Hill, of that part 
of Westerly which, in 1738, became the town of Charlestown. Captain Hill's daughter, Hamiah, was mar- 
ried April 22, 1730, to Christopher Champlin, son of Captain Christopher. 

79 "Mary Taylor." 

Mary Taylor was a niece, namesake and practically adopted child of the wife of Squire Francis Willett, 
a near neighbor of John Gardiner. 

80 "Died before her father." 

It is recorded, in the Narragansett Parish Register, that Hannah Gardiner, daughter of John, died at 
Westerly, Dec. 31, 1727, more than forty years before her father. It appears that at the time of the child's 
death, the family was living, at least temporarily, upon Mr. Gardiner's Westerly estate, where the funeral, 
attended by Mr. MacSparran, occurred. 

81 " Nicholas Gardiner." 

There were two Nicholas Gardiners living in Narragansett at the period under consideration, of an 
age likely to be that of the grandfather of Martha Gardiner, who became the wife of Thomas Gardiner. 
One of these was born about 1675, being a son of George, 2, son of George, i. The other was born near 
1680, being a son of Nicholas, 2, son of George, i. Henry Gardiner, the father of Martha, was a son of 
the former, Nicholas, 3 (George, 2; George, i), and, according to his tombstone, was born in 1704. 

82 "She died May 21, 1S20." 

Mr. Wilkins Updike, the youngest son of Mrs. Lodowick (Gardiner) Updike, in a letter written June 
20, 1862, declares, "My mother died in 182', aged 86." The inscription on her gravestone, in the Updike 
burial ground, states that she "departed this life on the 21st of May, A. D. 1826, in the 86th year of her age." 
The latter date is, no doubt, correct. 

83 "Lydia Gardiner." 

It is likely that Lydia was born about 1755, rather than 1744, the year of the birth of her older sister, 
Mary. She is said to have died, very old, in 1842. Her first husband, Robert Champlin, w-as a brother of 
Christopher and George, and was a ship master, dying at middle age. 

84 "Sarah Gardiner." 

Sarah Gardiner, like her sister Mary, is said to have died of consumption, under twenty years. Her 

will, alluded to in the text, is asserted to be dated June 12, 1772, but this must be an error, inasmucli as it 

is certain that she died in 1771. The following quaint entries concerning these two sisters, appear in the 

Narragansett Parish Register: 

"On Which Day [Oct. 18, 1762] Was Decently Interred In the Church Yard Miss Molly Gardner The 

Daughter of John Gardner Esq Boston Neck Who Died Of a Consumption at the Age of 17 or 18. Her 

Corps being Carried into Church." 

"On Saturday Evening June is"" [1771I Mr. F[ayerweather] . . . Was Call'd Upon To Visit A Young 

Dying Person Miss Sarah Gardner Daughter Of the Late John Gardner Esq of Boston Neck. . . . Who 

very soon After Breathed forth her Last." 

"On Tuesday the iS'"" of June Mr. F Preach'd her Funeral Sermon in St. Paul's Church, And Afterwards 

Performed the Burial Ser\-ice At the Grave before Many Spectators." 

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85 "William Gardiner." 

According to one authority, besides his tv/o daughters, William Gardiner, 4 (William, 3), had two sons. 
William Gardiner, 3, in his will made in 1732, speaks of "grandson James Gardiner" and "grandson William 
Gardiner," who might well be sons of his son William, 4, and, in any case, are not otherwise accounted for. 
The second of these appears to be the "Billy Gardiner" twice referred to in the Diary of Dr. MacSparran, 
in the company of members of the Stewart family, in which he was probably living after the death of his 
father, said to have occurred at sea about 1727. Mrs. Gardiner married, second, James Martin, of Newport, 
in 1732, and died May 14, 1735, aged 32 years. 

86 "Thirteen children." 

Governor Robinson had eight children by his second wife, which, added to the first five, make the 
thirteen of the text. 

87 " Hannah Gardiner (MacSparran)." 

Hannah Gardiner was born Dec. 7, 1704, and was married, May 22, 1722, by the Rev. James Honey- 
man, of Newport, to the Rev. James MacSparran, being at the time, accordingly, only seventeen years of 
age. Her portrait, painted by Sraihert, in which she is represented as very beautiful, is preserved in the 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She died in London, of smallpox, June 24, 1756, and was buried in Broadway 
Chapel burying-ground, in Westminster. James MacSparran was born Sept. 10, 1693, in — as it is believed, 
although without positive evidence — Dongiven, county of Derry, Ireland. Having been ordained to the 
diaconate of the Church of England by the Bishop of London, and to the priesthood by the Archbishop of 
Canterbury, he reached Narragansett, to which he had been appointed a missionary, April 28, 1721. Here 
he continued in faithful and fruitful service until his death, Dec. I, 1757. In 1737 he was created a Doctor 
of Sacred Theology by the University of O.xford. Dr. and Mrs. MacSparran had no children. 

88 "Josiah Arnold." 

Capt. Josiah Arnold, a son of Josiah, of Jamestown, and a grandson of Governor Benedict Arnold, 
was born Aug. 25, 1707. He inherited from his father the southern half of "Beaver Head Farm," on the 
island of Conanicut. 

It was at the house of Captain Arnold that Dr. MacSparran held a service, in 1741, in accordance with a 
formal request of "Sundry Gentlemen of Jamestown." 

89 "Josiah Arnold." 

Josiah, son of Captain Josiah and Lydia (Gardiner) Arnold, was born in 1726. It is recorded in the 
Narragansett Parish Register, that on "July I, 1726, about II of y' Clock at night Clinical Baptism was 
administered by Mr. MacSparran at y' House of William Gardiner of Boston Neck to Josiah Arnold y' 
child of Josiah Arnold, said Child being sick and in danger of Death," and on "Sunday Jan'y 22'', 1726-7 
... a child named Josiah Arnold baptized in sicknc/s was received into Congregation with Suretys." 
Josiah appears to have been the only one of the three children who was not removed in infancy, he being 
mentioned in the will of his grandfather, William Gardiner, made in 1732. It is not improbable, also, 
although by no means certain, that he was the Josiah Arnold included among the vestrymen and proprie- 
tors of pews in the records of Trinity Church, Newport, in 1784. 

90 "A large purchase of land." 

As long ago as 1640 the land including the present city of Gardiner and extending for fifteen miles 
on either side of the Kennebec was granted by Gov. William Bradford to "the freemen of the Colony of New 
Plymouth." The tract having failed to be settled, after the passage of a century, the "Plymouth Company" 
of nine proprietors was formed for the active improvement of the "Kennebec Purchase." 

91 "The eightieth year of his age." 

The date of the birth of Sylvester Gardiner was, without question, June ^p, iyo8, although several 
other dates have been assigned. The statement of the Newport Mercury, given in the text, that he was, 

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Notes 221 

at the time of his death, Aug. 8, 1786, in his eightieth year, is such an approximation as was common in those 
days, inasmuch as he then lacked only a few months of being seventy-nine. The date of Dr. Gardiner's 
birth, June 29, 7707, sometimes given, although harmonizing with the representation of the Mercury, is 
disproved by the fact that Lydia, the sister next older than Sylvester, was born Jan. 27, 1706-7. The 
year 1717, given in the first edition of Updike's History of the Narragansett Church, is evidently a mistake 
in printing. In a letter written some years later than the publication of that work, Mr. Updike declares 
"Sylvester was born June 29, 1708." 

Arnold's Vital Record of R. I., North Kingstown, p. 73, also records that Sylvester Gardiner, son of William 
and Abigail, was born June 29, 1708. 

In the entry in the Narragansett Parish Register oi Dr. Gardiner's baptism "as a youth," May 10, 1722, 
Mr. MacSparran spelled his name Silvester. The equally authorized orthography, Sylvester, is, however, 
adopted in this work as the one apparently most frequently used, in later life, by its holder himself. One 
extant letter, at least, is signed "Syl. Gardiner." 

92 "LoveEppes." 

The second wife of Dr. Sylvester Gardiner was the widow of William Eppes, Esq., of Virginia, and a 
daughter of Col. Benjamin Dickman, of Salem, Mass. Her mother's Christian name was Love, as was also 
that of one of her daughters, by her first husband, Mr. Eppes, Lady John Lester of Poole, England; but her 
own Christian name was Abigail. She had, also, a daughter Abigail Eppes, who married Richard Routh, 
Esq. Mrs. Abigail Gardiner died Nov. 3, 1780, as is shown by the following touching letter, giving the cir- 
cumstances of her death: 

"[Silvester Gardiner to Mrs. Love Dickman.] 
a copy of a letter to Mrs. Love Dickman my mother in Law 

Poole Novbr 6, 1780 
my Dear and ever honored madam 

It is with the Deepest grief and Concern I find myself called on to acquaint you of one of the most melan- 
choly events that has ever befallen me; it is in the death of my dear Mrs. Gardiner who died the third Instant 
at four oclock in the morning, this Stroke is almost too heavy for me to bear, under my other misfortunes 
which by her chearful temper and usual vivacity in a great measure both Supported herself and me. In her 
I lost the best of wives, as well as a dear tender companion, and you a most amiable daughter — I am now 
left alone to mourn and bewail this my great loss, never to be made up. She was formerly in the circle 
where we lived when the candle of the Lord Shone around us, in Some measure. Eyes to the blind, feet to 
the Lame, and often made the widow's heart Sing for Joy. Alas! She whom my Soul loved and in whom 
[were] all my Joys, and happiness were centered in this world is now no more. She is gone a little before us 
to receive the rewards of a well spent life: No woman ever had a better heart than She had — Her distemper 
was of a very deep-rooted, obstinate, nervous Idnd, laid in a very violent head ache about twelve months 
ago at Bristol owing I think to the bad thick air of that Place — it began to show itself in April last by a 
weakness in her left ankle after long walk, without the least pain, its advances were so gradual, as not to 
give us the least alarm for some months, as She appeared both to her Self and friends as in high State of 
health as She ever enjoyed. In about two or three months. She began to perceive the weakness to e.xtend 
not only to the ancle, but up that leg and whole limb to her hip, that it was with difficulty She could walk a 
few Rods, which so alarm'd me (after doing every thing in my Power) that I carried her to London, to see 
if I could get any assistance among the most learned of our Physicians, on our return to Poole — not finding 
the relief I expected from their Prescriptions, I carried her to Bath to see whether the waters of that place 
with the Joynt advice of the Physicians there could give her any relief, but instead of that, I found plainly 
She grew worse faster than She ever had done before — She began nov/ to lose her health which I imputed 
to the bad air of the Place after a Stay of five weeks we returned to Poole, her disorder increased now faster 
than ever. She lost her reason in a great measure [and] t'ne use of that whole Side, that God was pleased to 
take her to himself and leave us to mourn the loss of the best of women as a wife. Parent or mistress, in 
Short, She was always agreeable, pleasing and beloved where ever she went — thus my dear madam, I have 
given you a circumstantial account of my dear wife's disorder — let the remembrances of her good life, 

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abate your grief. About three months before She died, She received a very unkind letter from her brother 
William who among other cruel things he told her let the difference between Great Britain be made up, 
When and how it would it was determined She Should never be Suffered to return to her native land, or to 
lie in the Tomb with the rest of her Family. Poor man I forgive his malice as I hope God will, but I advise 
him to take care, that he does not Suffer what he so freely denounced against the best of women who always 
did him honour when it was known, it is very rare among the most Savage people in the most dark ages 
of the world that they ever carried their malice beyond the Grave as this unchristian man has done may God 
almighty bless and enable you to bear up and Support your Self under this great affliction will be the Pray[er] 
of dear madam your most afYectionate 

Dutiful Son and Servant 

Silv. Gardiner." 

One authority gives Mrs. Sylvester Gardiner's maiden name as Pickman rather than Dickman. She had 
a son William Eppes, who married Miss Randolph, of Bristol, England, and had a son, an Assistant Com- 
missary General in the British Army. 

92a " He seventy-eight." 

Dr. Gardiner was 76 years old at the time of his third marriage. 

Catharine Goldthwaite's father was known as Colonel Thomas Goldthwaite. After the death of Dr. Gardi- 
ner, his widow married Mr. Powell, of Boston, dying in that city on Ash-Wednesday, 1830. 

93 "John Slyvester Gardiner." 

The eldest child of Dr. Gardiner was named John, without the Sylvester of the text, if we may trust the 
authority of Mr. Wilkins Updike (History of the Narragansett Church, I, p. 138), and that of the Genealogy 
of the Gardiner family, attached to the History of Christ Church, Gardiner. 

Margaret Harries, wife of John Gardiner, belonged in Haverfordwest, Wales. She died in the West 
Indies, her husband writing a poem upon the afflictive event. She was a daughter of George Harries, whose 
sudden death prevented her being mentioned in his will. John Gardiner was lost on the packet London, in 
1773- There is a portrait of him, by Copley, which was formerly in the possession of his sister, Mrs. 
Oliver Whipple. He possessed a Latin Bible, once the property of King Charles I, and presented it to 
Harvard College. 

94 "Mary Hoivland." 

It is recorded, in South Kingstown, that Benjamin Gardiner and Mary Howland were married by 
Christopher Allen, Justice, March 22, 1726-7. As the name of Howland was not found in Kingstown, in 
those days, it is probable that Mary belonged upon the island of Rhode Island, where it prevailed. There 
was a Mary Howland, a daughter of Isaac and Alice, born in Portsmouth, May 31, 1704, who might well 
have been the one who became Mrs. Benjamin Gardiner. In any case, there is no record of any other mar- 
riage of this Mary Howland in either Portsmouth, Middletown or Newport. 

There is some interest in noting that, about three quarters of a century later, March 5, 1 801, there is a 
record, in Middletown, of the marriage, in Jamestown, of a Mary Howland, daughter of John, to another 
Benjamin Gardiner, son of John, of South Kingstown, the two Benjamins having been second cousins. 

95 "Married March 2j, iy26-y." 

John and Mary (Gardiner) Kenyon appear to have passed their married life in Charlestown, where the 
births of their seven children are recorded. 

96 " Nathaniel Gardiner." 

Nathaniel Gardiner, Jr., is represented, on the records of North Kingstown, as marrying, on 23, 

1734, Pierce, Elder Benjamin Harrington officiating. The records of South Kingstown, where the 

pair seem to have lived, show that, on May 18, 1735, a son, Nathaniel, was born to Nathaniel and Sarah 
Gardiner, thus establishing the maiden name of the wife as Sarah Pierce. Two other children, Paris and 

James, 



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James, are recorded as having been born, respectively, in 1743 and 1746, the long interval between the first 
child and these suggesting either an omission of some or that the latter two were the offspring of a second 
wife. 

It is recorded in South Kingstown that, on Sept. 21, 1752, Nathaniel Gardiner, Jr., was married to Sarah 
Carpenter, by Samuel Tefft, Justice. No children of this marriage appear upon the records of the town. 
The two younger (or later) children (377 and 378) recorded in the text, Sarah and Dorcas, cannot now be 
verified, and their inclusion in the family of Nathaniel Gardiner, 4, is questionable. Neither can the evi- 
dence of his marriage, for the third time, to Elizabeth — be now (1912) discovered. 

97 "Paris Gardiner." 

Paris Gardiner is recorded among the inhabitants of North Kingstown, in the census of 1777, of all 
males over si.xteen years of age and under fifty, preserved in manuscript at the Rhode Island State House. 
He was thirty-four years of age at that date. He was born in South Kingstown. 

98 "Rattan." 

The latitude here given is that of the Cape Verde Islands and the longitude is approximately so. Several 
of the sons of Job's brother Benjamin settled, like him, in Stephentown, N. Y. 

99 "Mercy Higg'mbotham." 

Dr. Charles Higginbotham was a prominent citizen of South Kingstown as early as 1724, being, at that 
date, a pewholder in St. Paul's Church. He had a son, Charles, who was clinically baptized July 2, 1726. 
It is probable that Mercy Higginbotham was a granddaughter of the latter. 

100 "A daughter of Lawrence." 

Lawrence Wilkinson, who is believed to have been a lineal descendant of King Edward I, came to 
Providence certainly as early as January, 1650, from Lanchester, County of Durham, England, and probably 
even some years previously to that year. He is said to have early taken service as Lieutenant in the Royal 
Army and fought on the side of Charles I, being taken prisoner at the fall of Newcastle and having his 
estates sequestered by Parliament. It is recorded at Durham that "Lawrence Wilkinson, of Lanchester, 
officer in arms, went to New England" about 1646-7. He died Aug. 9, 1692, being, it is believed, from 
seventy-two to seventy-seven years of age. After reaching Providence, Mr. Wilkinson had several lots of 
land granted to him and held two or three offices, becoming a substantial citizen. Soon after his arrival 
he married Susannah, a daughter of Christopher Smith, and had three sons, Samuel, John and Josiah, and 
only one daughter (who, so far as is known, lived to marry), she, Susannah, becoming the wife of Edward 
Boss and the mother of Peter, as noted in the text. The descendants of John, second son of Lawrence, were 
associated, in the introduction of the cotton manufacture at Pawtucket, with Samuel Slater, who married 
Hannah Wilkinson. 

loi "Children of Peter." 

The condition of the North Kingstown Records is such that the only child of Peter and Amy (Gardi- 
ner) Boss, beyond question, is Sarah, born July 5, 1724. There are, however, traces of several others, and 
there is nothing intrinsically improbable in the cases of the two given (380 and 381). The George Gardi- 
ner, 4, who married Sarah Boss, April 22, 1742 (or Feb. lo, 1742), was born July 25, 1720, being a son of 
George Gardiner, 3 (Nicholas, 2; George, i). George, Jr., and Sarah had five children. 

102 "David Gardiner." 

Most of the children of Stephen Gardiner, 3, removed with him to Connecticut, several of them marry- 
ing in that State. It is not, as yet, possible to trace the history of his son David, 4. Being only from ten 
to twelve years old at the time of the removal, he, undoubtedly, accompanied his father to Colchester. There 
are, however, some reasons to conclude that he may, early in life, have gone into business in Boston and 
become a successful merchant there, where his first cousin, Sylvester Gardiner, a dozen years his senior, 
was already well established. The name Gustin, that of his wife Jemima, does not appear in the Rhode 
Island records of the period, but may have prevailed in Massachusetts, where it is now found. 

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103 "Anstress Gardiner." 

The life of Anstress Gardiner, 5, cannot now be followed with certainty, but there are several 
points of resemblance between what is known of her and the history of a certain Anstress (or Anstrus) 
Gardiner, who appeared on the Kennebec River, in Maine, in 1771. The Hallowell Records contain an 
intention of marriage, Sept. 20, 1 771, between Remington Hobby, of Woolwich, and Miss Anstress Gardner, 
of Gardinerstown. A descendant of these two writes: "It is said that Remington met his wife, Anstress, 
in Boston. She was the daughter of a wealthy merchant and closely related to the founder of the city of 
Gardiner, Maine." If she was identical with Anstress, the daughter of David, 4, her father and Dr. Sylves- 
ter were, of course, first cousins. Another authority speaks of her as "of Boston," and as marrying Oct. 
28, 1771. Her birth is recorded in the Vassalboro (Maine) Monthly Meeting, as "13, 2 mo. 1751," which 
agrees well with the probable birth of Anstress, daughter of David and Jemima, who were married in 
1744, and of whom she appears to have been the third child, her brother, David, next younger than her- 
self, being born in 1753. The fact that Anstress Hobby named one of her sons David also tallies well with 
the supposition that that was her father's Christian name, the giving of the name o{ Gideon to another — a 
name occurring among the near relatives of Anstress of Narragansett and Colchester — corresponding, too, 
with the theory that the two were identical. It is evident, likewise, that the prominent connection of 
Mrs. Hobby with the Society of Friends agrees with the supposition that she was a daughter of David, 4, 
who had been brought up in a distinctly Quaker branch of the Narragansett Gardiners, largely, otherwise, 
Church of England people, as was, of course, her relative, Dr. Gardiner. The Hobby family were not Friends 
and her husband. Remington, did not become so until — no doubt, under her influence — 1777, after v/hich 
he was the strongest and most influential member of the little society in Vassalboro. It is, however, as- 
serted, perhaps incorrectly, in the History of Kennebec County, that Anstress, as well as her husband, was 
converted to Friends' principles in 1777, under the ministry of David Sands. It is, of course, noticeable 
that the statement of the text, that Anstress Gardiner, 5, married John May, is, if correct, destructive of 
the above theory. But it is not unlikely that this is a clerical error arising from the earlier record, that 
the first cousin of Anstress, Bathsheba Gardiner, 5 (Daniel, 4; Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, l), born Oct. 
20, 1736, married John May, this being, in that view, a mere repetition. As Daniel, 4, married in New Lon- 
don and settled in Montville, Conn., John May was, no doubt, a Connecticut man, and so more likely 
to become the husband of his daughter than of a daughter of his brother, David, who may have spent his 
married life in Boston. 
The following is from the records of the Vassalboro (Maine) Monthly Meeting: 

"Remington Hobby, b. 9, 4 mo., 1746, O. S. d. April 4, 1839, in Winslow, Me. 
Anstre/s Hobby (his wife), b. 13, 2 mo., 1751. Died 25, 7 mo. 1825, in Winslow, Maine. 

Children 
Anstre/s Hobby, b. 25, 9 mo., 1772. Died i, 4 mo., 1792. 

Remington Hobby, b. 5, 7 mo., 1774. Died 5, 5 mo., 1805. M. Margaret Buffum. 
Gideon Hobby, b. 29, 4 mo., 1776. Died i, 11 mo., 1829. M. Sally Shattuck. 
William Hobby, b. 29, 4 mo., 1780. Died 19, 9 mo., 1805. 
David Hobby, b. 30, 4 mo., 1782. Died 20, 6 mo., 1801. 
Sarah Hobby, b. 2, 2 mo., 1784. Married Peletiah Varney. 
Lucy Hobby, b. 8, 10 mo., 1785. Married Abijah Newhall. 
Dorcas Hobby, b. 26, 7 mo., 1787. Died 19, 2 mo., 1804. 
Cynthia Hobby, b. 8, 5 mo., 1789. Died 23, 7 mo., 1804. 
Hannah Hobby, b. 3, 6 mo., 1791. Married Stephen Jenkins. 
John Hobby, b. 13, I mo., 1794. Married Phebe Cook." 

"Remington Hobby, Sr., was a magistrate and inhabited a spacious house built like the old English resi- 
dences, with a front hall so large that 'a yoke of oxen with cart attached could be driven into the front door, 
up the hall, and turned around in it,' as the neighbors said." — Rufus M. Jones, in the History of Kennebec 
County. From Harvard College, young Hobby entered the Navy. It is said that Miss Annie M. Nichols, 



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a great-granddaughter of Remington and Anstress Hobby, is still (191 1) living in the house in which they 

died. 

Remington Hobby, Sr., was a son of the Rev. William and Lucy Hobby, he born in Boston, and she, being 

a daughter of the Hon. Jonathan Remington, born in Cambridge, Mass. The Rev. William Hobby was born 

in Boston, Aug. 17, 1707, and graduated at Harvard College in i745(?). He was a nephew of Sir Charles 

Hobby, soldier, who was knighted, as a recognition of fortitude exhibited at the time of an earthquake in 

Jamaica, in 1692. 

It is recorded that, although Remington Hobby, after graduating from Harvard, had entered the Navy, yet 

his gift for the ministry was acknowledged, and for many years he preached the Gospel acceptably. 

104 "A daughter of William." 

The records of Exeter state that "Isaac Gardiner married Margaret, dau. of John Gardiner, of Exeter, as 
per receipt." (See No. 105.) 

John Gardiner, of E.xeter, in his will, made March 25, 1752, mentions daughter Margaret Gardiner. The 
births of the seven children of Isaac and Margaret Gardiner are all recorded in Exeter, the last, John, having 
been born in 1756, probably after the removal of the family to East Greenwich. At the time of the mar- 
riage, in 1766, of the second, Oliver, he is called, in the Warwick records, a son "of Isaac, of East Greenwich," 
and the third is styled, in the same records, at the time of his marriage to Ruth Aylcsworth, "Isaac, Jr., 
of East Greenwich." 

In the list of the heads of families, in East Greenwich, in 1774, the name of Isaac Gardiner does not apijear, 
although those of his sons, Oliver and John, are found. 

In the Coventry records is the entry: "Isaac Gardiner, of E.xeter, and Mrs. Tabitha A. very, of Coventry, 
married by G. Greene, Justice, Aug. 9, 1760." 

105 "Mercy Gorton." 

The Warwick records call her Mrs. Mercy Gorton, probably by a mere slip. They state that she was 
a daughter of William, of Warxvick. 

106 "Isaac Gardiner." 

Isaac is represented in the Records as having died previously to the marriage of his son, Isaac, in 1794. 
Ruth Aylesworth was a daughter of Anthony. 

io6a "Born Oct. i, 1754." 

In the original manuscript of the Author, there was entered a record, afterwards erased, of a second 
marriage of Samuel Gardiner, 4 (Isaac, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), and of two additional children, as follows: 
Samuel Gardiner, 4 [married], as second wife, Ruth Potter, daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Ruth 
(Sherman) Potter. Ruth Potter was born Nov. 8, 1728. The following children are mentioned in her will: 
Susannah Gardiner, 5, who married Feb. 4, 1786, Simeon Burdick. 
Thomas Potter Gardiner, 5, who married, April 15, 1773, Catharine Bent. 

The cause of the Author's erasure of the above was, probably, the entire lack of e\idence of the identity 
of the Samuel Gardiner who married Ruth Potter, with Samuel, 4, son of Isaac, 3, although they seem to 
have been contemporaneous, or nearly so. 

The Samuel, who was husband of Ruth, appears to have been known as Deacon Samuel Gardiner, of 
Hopkinton, where he is said to have lived from 1761, or earlier, until his death in 1815. 
Deacon Gardiner mentions, in his will, three sons and eight daughters, but the names Benoni and James 
do not occur among them, although they are recorded in Exeter as the sous of Samuel and Elizabeth (Cong- 
don) Gardiner. See No. is6a, Samuel Gardiner, 4 (John, 3; George, 2; George, i). 

io6b "All by first wife." 

If the ages of the children of William Hall are given correctly, the last having been born in 1764, and if the 

second marriage occurred in 1773, it follows, of course, that the children were all by the first wife. 

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107 "Married Nov. 22, lySg." 

This marriage occurred in East Greenwich. The record reads, "Isaac Hall, of William and Susannah 
Reynolds, of Shebney. M. by Eld. John Gorton, Nov. 22, 1789." 

107a "Silas Gardiner." 

There is, in the Narragansett Parish Register, an interesting entry which shows that Silas Gardiner, 
4, lived at South Ferry, South Kingstown, in 1772. It reads as follows: "On the 22d oi October [1772] 
Mr. F[ayerweather] Went to Newport on Necessary buisne/s [sic] And on his Returning from thence He 
Was Requested to Baptize A young Child Whose Parents belonged To his Majesty's Sloop the Swan Com- 
manded by Captain Aiscough Which he Complied With in his Neighbours house Silas Gardiners At the 
ferry; The Child's Name was Elizabeth, The Father And Mothers' Name Was Fisher, Both from Old 
England, And the Sponsors belongd to the Ship also." 

The Swan was a sloop-of-war, mounting twenty guns, and, a few years later, was heard from among the 
islands of Narragansett Bay and on its western shore in anything but an agreeable manner, keeping the 
patriotic inhabitants of East Greenwich and North Kingstown constantly on the alert. In June, 1775, 
in company with the Rose, frigate, the Swan came up the Bay in pursuit of prizes. 

1 08 "A bigail Gardwer. ' ' 

In the record of Capt. Silas Gardiner's will (proved Jan. 13, 1782), in North Kingstown, his daughter 
Abigail is called the wife of John Perry. Lowry, John, Lydia and Elizabeth are not mentioned. Almy is 
called Amey. Lowry's birth is recorded in Warwick. In 1783 (Jan. 12), Lory Gardiner, with his wife and 
children, have certificates to South Kingstown, from North Kingstown. 

109 "Gideon Gardiner." 

The following record is found in Exeter, R. I.: "Gideon Gardiner married Tabitha, daughter of John 
Gardiner of Exeter, as per receipt." 

Tabitha Gardiner is believed to have been eighteen years old at the time of her marriage. She is men- 
tioned in the will of her father, made March 25, 1752, four days previously to his death. Her mother, Mary 
Rathbone, was one of the seven daughters of Joseph Rathbone (or Rathbun), of Exeter. 
There appears to be no later record of Gideon Gardiner or his family, in Rhode Island. It is not unlikely 
that, as is surmised concerning his cousin David Gardiner, 4 (Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, i), he re- 
paired, soon after his marriage, to Boston, where their older cousin. Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, was established 
in prosperous business. Hanson's History of Gardiner, Maine, records that, in 1766-7, Gideon Gardiner 
settled in Pittston, opposite the present city of Gardiner, but then a part of Gardinerstown, which em- 
braced territory on both sides of the Kennebec. Gideon Gardiner is said, in this account, to have been born 
in 1730. This statement does not, however, conflict with the record in the text, that he was born Jan. 8, 
1729, the year 1729 O. S. corresponding, of course, to 1730 N. S. The History gives the date of Gideon's 
death as Oct. 28, 1798. It is probable, if he is identical with the Rhode Island Gideons, that his wife Tabitha 
had died previously to his removal to Maine, as his wife's name, during his residence there, was Dorcas. 
Both Gideon and Dorcas are buried in the churchyard of Christ Church, Gardiner, her gravestone recording 
that she died April 7, 1791, aged 59 years, 8 months and 9 days. 
Children of Gideon Gardiner 

1. Betsy, married Dr. Warren. 

2. Dorcas, married Turner, and had children. 

3. Charlotte, married Hall; without issue. 

4. Sarah, married Stephen Jewett. 

5. John, married Mrs. Phebe (Cartwright) McCord. 

The intentions of marriage of "John Gardiner, of Pittston," and " Widdow Phebe McCord, of Nantucket" 
were published in Pittston Oct. 16, 1802. 

John died April 20, 1814, aged 40 years, 4 months and 17 days. He and his wife Phebe, who died Oct. 
5, 1834, aged 49 years, are buried in the churchyard at Gardiner. 

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Children of John and Phebe Gardiner 

1. Benjamin C, married Sturtevant. 

2. John Davis, was born Nov. lo, 1807, and married Ann L. Milliken, Jan. 15, 1829. He died Nov. i, 1866. 
He was a saddler, living in Gardiner. 

3. Charles Frederick, was born Oct. 11, 1808, and married Emeline Clay. 

4. Dorcas Rebecca Jane, was born Jan. i, 1812, and died May 31, 1830. 

5. Silvester Henry Dearborn, was born Feb. 10, 1814, and married, first, Elizabeth Coggswell; second, 
Caroline Turner. 

It is not unlikely that one or more of Mrs. Phebe Gardiner's sons may have settled among their 
Cartwright relatives, in Nantucket, where Gardiners are found at the present day. There were, 
however, Gardiners in Nantucket much earlier. Mehitable Gardiner, of Providence, aged 79, deposed 
Oct. II, 1836, that she was the widow of William Gardiner, of Nantucket, late deceased, who was a pri- 
vate in the Revolution nearly four years. They were married, at Nantucket, Aug. 22, 1779. He 
died Dec. 10, 1828. — Cowell's Spirit of 'yd, Manuscript, Rider Collection, I, p. 97. 

Children of John Davis and Ann L. (Milliken) Gardiner 

1. Ann Louisa, who died in Gardiner, Jan. 6, 1897, aged 67 years, 2 mo., 18 days. 

2. Rebecca J., born Oct. 24, 1831. 

3. Ellen H., born , died June 19, 1849, aged 15}^ years. 

4. Augusta Maria, born March 10, 1837. 

The only one of the above who married was Rebecca J., her husbandbeing James Washington White, 
of San Francisco. They were married Feb. 13, 1854, and had three children, Henry G., James G., and 
Annie, all of whom w-ere living in 191 1. After the death of James Washington White, in the "sixties," 
his widow returned to Gardiner, where she lived for some years, dying in Boston. Her son. Col. 
James G. White, lives in Boston. 

Charles Frederick (born 1808), son of John and Phebe Gardiner, removed to Cambridge, Mass., and 
died June 10, 1873. 

It would be natural to infer that Gideon Gardiner came to Gardinerstown at the instance of his Cousin 
Sylvester, the proprietor of the vast estate. As Sylvester was then granting land for a nominal price, on 
condition of occupation and improvement, we should expect to find a grant to Gideon, but no such appears, 
and there is no record of his ever owning any real estate at Gardiner. Subsequently the relations of these 
two cousins became positively unfriendly. 

In 1759 Dr. Gardiner sent his son William to the Kennebec, to have charge of hi.s property. When the 
Revolution broke out, William naturally shared in his father's Tory sentiments, and Gideon Gardiner made 
a complaint against him as a person inimical to the country, a charge of which William was convicted. 
This judgment having, however, been set aside, on account of illegality at the trial, he was not further 
molested, although, not being of strong mind, he was kept in a state of terror by the neighbors and al- 
lowed them to do about as they pleased with the property. 

After Dr. Gardiner's return to America, he sent his son-in-law, Oliver Whipple, to look up and report 
upon the state of the property, much of which had been occupied by squatters. 

On Nov. 8, 1784, Mr. Whipple reported that he found, among others, Gideon Gardiner and his son-in- 
law, Dr. Warren, living upon a portion of the estate, at a point called Warromontogus. Both of them took 
leases and promised to surrender possession at the end of a year or vifhen called upon to do so. 

no "Joseph Viall." 

In the Portsmouth record of this marriage the groom is called Joseph Viall, oj Newport. At nearly the same 
period (1736-47) Hezekiah Viall, Judith and John were married at Newport, they being, presumably, his 
brothers and sister. In 1753 John Viall is named in a list of pewholders of Trinity Church. There is 
reason to believe that Hezekiah married Abigail Wanton, of Newport, in September, 1736. Richard Smith's 
daughter, Elizabeth, previously to 1666, married John Viall, vintner, of Boston. Joseph Viall and the 
others may have been her grandchildren. 

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111 " Mary Basselt. 

The marriage of William Gardiner and Mary Bassett, by Rev. Gardiner Thurston, Dec. 5, 1759, 
recorded in Newport, is supposed, without certainty, to be that of William Gardiner, 4 (Benoni, 3; Benoni, 
2; George, i). The record, also in Newport, of the birth of two children, Amey and John, to a William and 
Mary Gardiner is believed, with equal uncertainty, to refer to him. 

112 '•William Ladd." 

William Ladd's birth, Oct. 16, 1737, is registered in Little Compton, where his parents were married, 
Aug. 25, 1731. Lydia Ladd, an aunt of William, married, March 2, 1732, Samuel Seabury, of Tiverton. 
William Ladd held the office of Captain Lieutenant in the Army of Observation, in 1775. 

113 "Children of William Ladd." 

The marriage of William Ladd and Sarah Gardiner, by the Rev. Gardiner Thurston, Dec. 27, 1761, 
is recorded in Newport. Children of William and Sarah Ladd, almost certainly the same as the above, 
are also recorded in Newport. There is no other record of the marriage of a William Ladd with a Sarah in 
that town, in Little Compton (whence William came). North Kingstown, or South Kingstown, the homes of 
the Gardiner family. The years of the births of the children of William and Sarah, recorded in Newport, 
agree quite nearly with the time of the marriage of the William and Sarah in the text. One of them, John 
Gardiner Ladd, seems, by his name, to suggest that his mother, Sarah, was Sarah Gardiner. But this New- 
port list differs quite materially from that in the text, extracted from the Ladd Genealogy. It is as follows: 

Children of William and Sarah Ladd 

Joseph, born July . 

William, born Aug. 10, 1769. 

John Gardiner, born , 1770. 

Elizabeth, born Aug. 21, 1772. 

114 "Born March 2g, 1714." 

The date of the birth of Ann (Champlin) Gardiner is given as Feb. 27, 1721, in the account of the 
children of Henry Gardiner, 3, above in the text. The date here given — March 29, 1 714, — is undoubtedly 
the correct one. Henry and Anne had a son, George, unnamed in text, born Jan. 3, 1739. 

115 "James Gardiner." 

It is recorded, in South Kingstown, that, on June 27, 1771, James Gardiner was married, by F. Ferry, 
Justice, to Abigail, a daughter of Ebenezer Tefft. James, son of Henry, 4, was then twenty-one years of 
age and a resident of the town. After introducing this record, the Author, for some reason, erased it. 

115a " Caleb Eldridge {Eldred?) ." 

It is probable that this was the Caleb Eldred (born June 21, 1739), who is recorded in Jamestown as a son 
of Captain John and Mary Eldred. It is also probable that Mary was the Mary Wilson who is recorded 
in Jamestown as having been married to John Eldred, by Samuel Clarke, Warden, June 5, 1735. The 
name of Caleb Eldred's widow is sometimes given as having been Rebecca Crouse. 

116 "Penelope Gardiner." 

Mrs. Penelope Dyer (or Dyre) is repeatedly mentioned by Dr. MacSparran in his Diary, she being 
a cousin of Mrs. MacSparran and a lady of high spirit. 

117 "Charles Dyre." 

The Dyer (or Dyre) family is descended from William Dyer, who came from London to Boston in 
December, 1635. He was an adherent of Mrs. Anne Hutchinson and removed, in 1638, to Portsmouth, R. I., 
becoming, in 1639, one of the founders of Newport. His son, Samuel, married Ann Hutchinson, a grand- 
daughter of the religious teacher, and, in 1669, appears as a Conservator of the Peace in Kings Town. The 
birth of Hannah Dyre, Feb. 13, 1737, a daughter of Charles and Penelope, probably those in the text, is re- 
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corded in South Kingstown. It is not improbable that the family removed from the town, inasmuch as 
no more children of Charles and Penelope appear on the South Kingstown records. 

Not less than eleven children, Christopher, Samuel, Freelove, Samuel, ne (a daughter), Abigail, 

Elizabeth, Hannah, Esther, Elizabeth and Lydia, are given, in the North Kingstown records, as those of 
Charles and Penelope Dyre. Whereas some of the earlier of these were born at a period when they might 
have been the children of Penelope Gardiner, daughter of Ephraim, it does not seem probable, or even pos- 
sible, that the later ones were hers. Perhaps two Charles Dyres married Penelopes. 

118 "Then with the enemy." 

On October l6, 1745, Dr. MacSparran notes in his Diary, "I rode Sam Gardiner's horse to Ben Allen's 
and dined at Rowland's." A week later he records, "Sam Gardiner came from his House with me and supped 
here." As Samuel Gardiner was a first cousin of Mrs. MacSparran, on her mother's side, he was, although 
fifteen years her junior, very familiar at the glebe-house. In the Narragansetl Parish Register he is styled 
Capt. Samuel Gardiner, being repeatedly mentioned as a vestryman of St. Paul's Church, and the marriage 
of his eldest daughter, Sarah, to John Gardiner, being recorded. In 1774 there occurs the quaint entry con- 
cerning the burial of his father. Col. Ephraim Gardiner, quoted in Note 35. 

There is considerable mystery as to the exact character of the relations of Captain Gardiner with the 
British during his residence at Newport (1777-9), while they were in occupation of the town. The permis- 
sion of Susannah Gardiner, his daughter, to go "in the flag of truce to Newport," in May, 1777; the 
direction to the SheriiT of King's County to "inquire into the present situation of the estate of Samuel 
Gardiner, situate in South Kingstown, and make report to the Assembly," in May, 1778, and the ordering 
of Abijah Babcock, in June, 1778, to retain, as tenant of Gardiner, "the back and future rents of said estate," 
until the further orders of the Assembly {R. I. Col. Rec. VIII, pp. 239, 404, 435), seem to show that Captain 
Gardiner was regarded as a Royalist, a view which is confirmed by the order to the Sheriff (February, IT7<)), 
to "take possession of the real estate of Samuel Gardiner, who is now with the enemy at Newport" {R. I. 
Col. Rec. VIII, p. 518). 

On the other hand, when, in February, 1784, with the brilliant and astute James M. Varnum as his counsel. 
Captain Gardiner preferred a petition to the Assembly for the payment to him of the rents and profits of 
his estate, sequestered during the late war, he represented that the action occurred "while he was confined. 
in the town of Newport, during the time the British troops were in possession thereof," as if he had been a 
prisoner. That this claim was not entirely disallowed by the Assembly is shown in the Report of the Com- 
mittee, formally accepted {R. I. Col. Rec. X, p. 6), v/here payment is not refused upon the ground of the 
petitioner's having forfeited his rights by consorting with the enemy, but for the reason that he had al- 
ready "received as much money from the general treasurer as the state received toward the rent of the said 
farm," although "it doth not appear to us that Mr. Abijah Babcock, who hired the farm of the said Samuel 
Gardiner, has ever paid, either to the State or the said Samuel Gardiner, anything near the real value he 
contracted to pay." 

Captain Gardiner appears to have resumed his residence in South Kingstown, after the departure of the 
British from Newport, living there for nearly a quarter of a century longer. 

119 "Walter Clarke Gardiner." 

Walter Clarke Gardiner is one of the most interesting of the early bearers of the family name, not 
so much because of the possession of superior ability or of the achievement of remarkable deeds, as of the 
ecclesiastical controversies which were aroused by his conduct, not only in Rhode Island, but to some ex- 
tent, in the Church at large. He appears to have possessed considerable originality in action and inde- 
pendence of character, not always exercised, however, in a well-balanced and judicious manner. On his 
mother's side he was connected with the powerful and energetic Easton family of Newport and Middletown. 
There had been intermarriages between the Eastons and the Clarkes of Newport, several of the latter 
bearing the Christian name of Walter, and it is probable that it was after one of these Walter Clarkes, per- 
haps the one born about 1680, the son of Mary (Easton) Clarke, that Walter Clarke Gardiner was named. 
For more than a century after the settlement of Narragansett it was the unvarying custom to give chil- 
dren 



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dren only single Christian names. The family of Samuel and Amey (Easton) Gardiner appears to have 
been one of the first, if not absolutely the first, to depart from this primitive usage. In addition to Walter 
Clarke, we find in it Thomas Rodman and Samuel Eldred. 

Walter Clarke Gardiner was originally a physician, as well as a respected and highly intelligent member 
of St. Paul's Parish. When, in 1790, the Rev. William Smith had resigned the rectorship of the Church, 
it was voted (apparently without any solicitation on the part of Dr. Gardiner, who had reached about the 
age of forty), at a meeting held at the Glebe, Oct. 17, 1790, for the purpose of advising and proceeding 
towards the appointment of a minister to preside over St. Paul's, "That a letter be written . . . anddirected 
to Dr. Walter C. Gardiner, requesting him to proceed, as soon as may be, for ordination and to take charge 
of said Church." In this letter, which is recorded in the Narragansetl Parish Register, reference is made to 
"our united good opinion of your character and abilities, together with the knowledge of your past and 
continued deportment and application in the sacred and worthy study of Divinity." On the following day 
a letter was written, by a committee of St. Paul's, to Bishop Seabury (whom a convention of clergy and 
delegates of various churches in Rhode Island, held a month later at Newport, declared should be the bishop 
of the Church in that State), informing him of the above fact and craving his approbation and assistance. 
On Sunday, April 17, 1791, "at a meeting of the Society of St. Paul's Church," it was "Voted & Resolved, 
that John Gardiner and Rowland Browne Esq'^ be and are hereby appointed, in behalf of said Society, 
to wait on Doct. Walter C. Gardiner, signifiying their wish and approbation that he would, if agreeable to 
him, officiate as a Lay Reader in St . Paul's Church and that they report his determination to the next Meeting." 
At a later meeting of the Corporation of St. Paul's Church, held at the Glebe, on Feb. 5, 1 792, it was "Voted 
and Resolved, That Docf Walter C. Gardiner take possession of the House and Glebe belonging to St. 
Paul's Church on the 25''' of March, 1792, for and to his use and benefit for the term of one whole year, as 
compensation for his services." 

At a meeting of the Corporation of St Paul's Church, held at said Church, Oct. 28, 1792, it was "Voted 
unanimously that a letter be signed and presented to Dr. Walt. C. Gardiner, stating the wish and desire 
of this congregation that he proceed to the Standing [Committee of the] Episcopal State Convention to be 
examined and equipped with suitable testimonials for Ordination together with a certificate to said Stand- 
ing Committee and that the same be recorded accordingly. 

Voted That Messrs. Peter Phillips, Sylvester Gardiner, Samuel Brenton & Fred'' Gardiner be and they 
are hereby appointed a Committee to sign the above said letter and certificate and also to prepare & sign a 
letter and certificate to the Rt. Reverend the Bishop, after the Doctor's return from the Examination of the 
Standing State Committee, & Whatsoever else may be necessary towards effecting Dr. Gardiner's Ordination 
and in behalf of this parish." 

It appears that Dr. Gardiner's application to the Standing Committee of the R. I. Convention, in accord- 
ance with the above request of St. Paul's Corporation, was not entertained by the Committee, upon the 
alleged ground of its incompetency, by reason of the recent death of the Rev. Moses Badger, one of its two 
clerical members. The other clerical member was the Rev. William Smith, then rector of Trinity Church, 
Newport, but not long before rector in Narragansett, where Dr. Walter C. Gardiner had been a parishioner. 
Whether or not their former association, to any degree, disinclined Mr. Smith to a favorable reception of the 
Doctor's application or tended to magnify the obstruction in the way of official action must, of course, be 
a matter of speculation. 

In any case, in accordance with the lax ideas naturally prevailing in a state of inchoate organization, it 
was decided to approach the neighboring diocese of Massachusetts in search of the aid which Rhode Island 
had failed to supply. The following curious letter from the Standing Committee of that diocese further 
illustrates the then existing looseness of thought, as to Ecclesiastical law: 

"Boston, 4 Jan'', 1793. 
Gentlemen, 

We have perused with attention the letter, which you have done us the Honor to write and forward by 
Dr. Walter C. Gardiner. 

We lament exceedingly that uneasine/s and grounds of Altercation should exist in any of the Churches of 
our denomination throughout these States; especially one so near us, as that of St. Paul's in the Narragansett. 

With 



Notes 231 



With great Cheerfulne/s shall we, at all times, be ready to render you any services in composing differences, 
restoring Peace and forwarding your best Interests. But, in the Busine/s, about which you have now ap- 
plied to us, viz. to furnish Dr. Gardner, your pastor-elect, with such Testimonials as shall be sufficient to 
procure for him a regular ordination by some one of our venerable Bishops, we are sorry to say we do not 
find ourselves authorized either by the Constitution of the Episcopal Church of this State or the Canons 
enacted by the General Conventions. The utmost that we conceive ourselves authorized to do, in our 
Capacity of the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church of this State, is to recommend a Continuance 
of your Exertions for Union and Peace with your sister Churches and to think no sacrifices great for the 

P of that valuable End. 

But if, after all your Endeavours, you cannot obtain it mthin your own State, And you wish to be attached to 
us in Preference of any other of the neighboring Episcopal Societies, you will in a meeting legally assembled 
adopt the Constitution of this State and declare yourselves to be united with us, and will furnish us with regular 
documents to that purpose, your busine/s will then come properly before us and we shall be happy to render 
to your church and to D'. VV. C. Gardner al! the assistance that is in our power, being very sincerely, Gentle- 
men etc., 

Your friends and Brethren, 

W. Walter / 

S. Parker \ Standing Committee of the Episcopal 
J. Sherman / Church, in the State of Massachusetts." 
Henry Smith \ 

Five days later than the date of the above letter of the Massachusetts Standing Committee, but, ap- 
parently, before its receipt in Narragansett, the following communication was sent to the Committee, by 
St. Paul's Parish: 

"Narragansett January g"" 1793. 
Reverend & Hon'"'' Gentlemen, 

WE, being appointed by the Congregation of St. Paul's Church, a 'Standing Committee' to effect Dr. 
Walt. C. Gardiner's ordination as far as in US lies, & having accordingly renewed our application unto him, 
requesting him to become our Minister and assuring him of our countenance and support therein from a full 
and hearty conviction of his living for three years last past amongst US in a pious and honest manner and 
his continued and uniform deportment being such that WE have just and proper reason to think he will 
make a good and suitable pastor to the parish, WE therefore. Gentlemen, by reason of the incompetency of 
the Standing State Committee of the Ep. Chh. in our State, from the death of the Rev. Mr. Moses Badger 
and there being no prospect of his place in that Committee being soon filled in order to qualify them for 
such power, have recommended Dr. Gardiner to your examination, hoping that you will prove and fit him 
for his intended ordination that WE might no longer be destitute, to the manifest detriment of the Parish: 
and, in case he receives ordination we will receive him as our minister and provide for his decent support so 
long as he may continue as such. 
Confiding in your willingne/s to assist and abilities to execute, we are 

Reverend & Honble Gentlemen, 
To the Standing Your faithful humble Servants 

Committee of the 

Prot. Ep. Church Frederick Gardiner j 

in the State of Row' Brown 

Massachusetts Silvester Gardiner \ Corn'" on and in behalf 

or Sam«' Brenton ( of St. Paul's Parish. 

To the Reverend Peter Phillips 

the Episcopal 
clergy of Boston." 

Again on the twenty-third of January, 1793, the same committee of St. Paul's Church addressed a further 
petition to Dr. Parker and Dr. Walter, recommending Dr. Walter C. Gardiner to their examination for 

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Episcopal Ordination, upon the expre/s ground that, "By reason of the death of the Rev. Mr. Badger, the 
Standing Committee of the Prot. Ep. Cch. in this State have declared themselves incompetent to examine 
candidates for Holy Orders." 

Soon after this, St. Paul's Parish, in accordance with the suggestion of the Standing Committee of Massa- 
chusetts in their letter of Jan. 4, 1793, proceeded, so far as it was competent, to take such action, to adopt 
the Ecclesiastical Constitution of the Episcopal Churches in the State of Massachusetts for the government 
of itself, as shown in the following attached copy of its recotds: 

"At a meeting of the Corporation of St. Paul's Church, held at the 

Glebe House belonging to said Church, on the twenty-fifth day of 

February A. D. 1 793, 
Duly Notified — Present a Quorum to transact Busine/s 

Silvester Gardiner Esq. 

President pro Tem. 
To this Meeting, were [sic] presented by the Sec'ry a letter from the Standing Committee of the Prot. 
Epis' Church, in the State of Massachusetts, directed to the Sec'ry and addre/sed to the Corporation of 
St. Paul's Church in Narraganset, together with an Ecclesiastical Constitution for the Government of the 
Episcopal Churches in the State of Massachusetts and such other Churches as may be admitted and accede 
to the same: — Wherefore, upon the perusal of the Constitution, above alluded to, and upon a due consid- 
eration thereof It is Voted and Resolved That the same be and is hereby Adopted and Received as an 
Ecclesiastical Constitution for the Government of the Epis' Church of St. Paul's in Narragansett.— 
Voted, that Peter Phillips, Silvester Gardiner, Rowland Brown, Samuel Brenton and Frederick Gardiner, 
Esq", or any three of them, be and they are hereby appointed a Committee to write to the Standing Com'tee 
of the Prot. Eps' Church in the State of Massachusetts, informing them that this Corporation have 
legally adopted and received their ecclesiastical Church Constitution. 
The above is a true Copy from the Records of St. Paul's Church in Narragansett. 
Witnefs, Sam. E. Gardiner, Sec'ry." 

The following letter of the Massachusetts Standing Committee, addressed, about a month later, to Samuel 
E. Gardiner, Esq., Secretary of St. Paul's Church Corporation, in Narragansett, shows that the submission 
of that Parish to Massachusetts was formally accepted by the Committee: 

"Boston 23 March, 1793. 
Sir, 

The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Church in this State have received the letter of your Commit tee, 
dated in March, 1793, in which you acquaint us of the vote of the incorporated Church of St. 
Paul North Kingstown, Narragansett, approving and acceding to the Constitution of our Church and, 
thereby, becoming united to us. We felicitate ourselves on the accession of so reputable a sister Church, 
humbly hoping this event will prove advancive of the divine Glory and our mutual Interest. 
The Certificate, which you request, in Consequence, to enable Mr. Gardiner to receive Episcopal ordi- 
nation, is inclosed. By the Canon of the federal Government in this Case made and provided, the Candi- 
date should be personally known to two at least of the Standing Committee, for three years past, which did 
not happen in our case. We have, however, given it in such form as we have no doubt will ensure the end 
desired and we would recommend that the committee of your Church should accompany our certificate 
with one of their own, which going from Persons long and intimately knowing to Mr. Gardiner will have all 
the weight, which is requisite. 

With every sentiment of Esteem and with best wishes for your temporal and Spiritual Advantage, I am 

Sir 
Your Friend and Serv't, 

W. Walter, Chairman of the Committee. 
Certificate. 
We, whose names are underwritten, testify that Mr. Walter C. Gardiner for the space of three [years] 
last hath lived piously, soberly and honestly, as appears by ample testimonial from the Standing Committee 

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of the Parish of St. Paul in Narragansett: nor hath he, at any time, so far as we know and believe, written, 
taught or held anything contrary to the Doctrine or Discipline of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and, 
moreover, we think him a person worthy to be admitted to the sacred order of Deacon. 
In witne/s whereof we have hereunto set our hands. Dated the fifteenth day of March in the year of our 
Lord 1793. 

W. Walter 

(Signed) Nath' Fisher , ^ ,. _ . , , ^ . 

c M p u r V. Standmg Committee of the Episco- 

T cu _ C pal Church in Massachusetts. 

Jamessherman\ "^ 

Henry Smith 

To the Rt. Reverend Father in God 
Samuel Provost \sic\, D. D., Bishop of New York." 

In the Journal of the Convention of Massachusetts, held on May 28, 1793, it is thus recorded: 
"Dr. Walter, as Chairman of the late Standing Committee, laid before the Convention, for their appro- 
bation or disapprobation, certain communications from St. Paul's Church at Narraganset to the Standing 
Committee, relating to recommending Dr. Walter C. Gardiner for the minister of said Church, — which were 
approved and the papers ordered to lie upon the files; and said Church was voted to be a part of this Con- 
stitution." 

In the Rhode Island Convention, held in Providence, Aug. 20 and 21, 1792, it was voted to forward, with 
the endorsement of the Convention, to Bishop Seabury, a paper signed by all the male communicants of St. 
Paul's Church in Narragansett, and a very good majority of the original and present proprietors, thirty- 
Jour all together, as follows: 

"We the subscribers, the more effectually to accomplish our benevolent intentions towards St. Paul's 
Church, in North Kingstown, of which we are members and friends; and the more effectually to prevent 
the unprecedented intrusion of a Person in said Church, whose deportment, in our opinion, disqualifies him for 
JO iacrei a /!(Hf/Jo;;, Do appoint Daniel Updike . . . a Delegate to the Convention of the Church . . . 
with full and plenary power to acknowledge Bishop Seabury for our Diocesan and to homologate the pro- 
ceedings of all former general Conventions, to accede to those of the State Conventions, of which we hereby 
declare our selves members; to profess our adoption of the revised Prayer Book, and to act and do to the 
best of his judgment in Unity with our Sister Churches for their and our general and particular good; and 
farther that he communicate these our Sentiments and intentions to the Standing Committee of the Church 
in this State to be by them transmitted to the Bishop for the accomplishment of the end in view." 
It is noticeable that only two of the thirty-four names appended to this paper are the same as those of 
the nine present at the meeting of the Corporation, April 17, 1791, when Dr. Gardiner was requested to act 
as lay reader, there being a breach at that period between the communicants of the church and the corporate 
members. 

In the Rhode Island Convention of 1793, at the session of August I, under the presidency of Bishop Sea- 
bury, a report was adopted, partly as follows: 

"We the Committee appointed to receive and examine the papers relative to the unhappy separation of 
Dr. Gardiner and the Corporate Body for the Church in Narragansett from the Sister Churches in this State, 
— Do, after a Candid Examination and Mature deliberation. Report as follows . . . Secondly, — That, 
as long as the Ch'h refuse to unite with the Ch'hs of this State and Recognize their Conventional doings, 
no Clergyman or person professing Communion with the Protestant Episcopal Church could, consistently 
with the Dignity, Union and Peace of those Ch'hs recommend Dr. W. C. Gardiner for Holy Orders and, 
therefore, we conceive the Proceedings of the Standing Committee of Massachusetts were inconsistent 
with every principle of Episcopal Government and have an evident tendency to produce disorder and 
promote Schism, and that the promotion of Dr. Gardiner by Bishop Provost [sic] was directly contrary to 
the Constitution and Canons of the Protestant Episcopal Church." 

It does not appear that Dr. Gardiner ever entered into union with the Rhode Island Convention, the Church 
of Narragansett continuing unrepresented in it after 1793 and for many years, even after his departure, 
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The Corporation of St. Paul's, however, in the meantime, purged itself of the charge of schism by the 
following action : 

"At a meeting of St. Paul's Church, Narragansett, holden at the Glebe in South Kingstown on the 3"* 
day of December, 1798, Voted, That Whereas certain illegal proceedings were heretofore had and entered 
into by Walter C. Gardiner for his own benefit and accommodation with the Episcopal Church in Massa- 
chusetts, to facilitate the purposes of his ordination and to answer other sinister designs, he not having 
the well-being of this Church in view, but actuated by motives repugnant thereto, — This meeting of St. 
Paul's Church, legally assembled, do Vote and resolve that all the said proceedings of Walter C. Gardiner 
and others of said Society inveigled by him as aforesaid, respecting said Church in Massachusetts, and all 
other his nefarious transactions, consequent thereon, are null and void and of no effect and are hereby di- 
rected to be marked as such, in the margin of the records of this Church, — and that the officers of said Church, 
not being hitherto organized, have prevented the above nullifying vote from being previously passed it 
[sicV 

Bishop White, in his Memoirs of the Protestant Episcopal Church (Philadelphia, 1820), p. 216, in noticing 
the General Convention of 1795, remarks concerning the case of Walter C. Gardiner: 
"Before the assembling of this Convention, there took place an incident, threatening to produce permanent 
dissatisfaction between Bishops Seabury and Provoost; which, however, was happily prevented. Although 
Bishop Seabury had been chosen bishop of the Church in Rhode Island, the Congregation of Narragansett, 
in that State, had associated with the Church in Massachusetts; which had unwarily admitted the junction. 
In consequence, a clergyman had been ordained for the congregation by Bishop Provoost. The author 
[Bishop White], during the sitting of the Convention, received a letter from Bishop Seabury, respectfully 
and affectionately complaining of the matter. Bishop Provoost, on the letter's being read to him, said that, 
on receiving the letter from the clerg>' of Massachusetts, he had doubted of the propriety of the proposal 
in it; but that, on consulting the clergy of New York, and especially those in the most intimacy with Bishop 
Seabury, he was advised by them to compliance; but that he perceived objections to such conduct in individ- 
ual congregations and would much approve of a canon. Such a canon was accordingly prepared and passed. 
It is believed that no dissatisfaction remained." 

This Canon 8 of 1795 now (1912) appears, in substance, in Canon 51, Section i. 

Dr. Hawks, in his Commentary on the Constitution and Canons, p. 130, remarks concerning this incident: 
"The origin of the Canon of 1795 was the union which took place of a church in Narragansett, Rhode Is- 
land, with the Diocese of Massachusetts. A convention of clergy and delegates of various churches in Rhode 
Island had declared that Bishop Seabury should be the bishop of the Church in that State. The Standing 
Committee of Massachusetts applied to Bishop Provoost of New York, who ordained a clergyman for the 
Narragansett Church." 

A member of the Gardiner family was thus the occasion of the establishment of a fundamental canonical 
provision, which hasheld its ground, in the Canons of the General Convention, from 1795 to the present day. 
The subsequent career of the Rev. Walter Clarke Gardiner was disturbed. and unhappy. After closing 
his connection with St. Paul's Church, Narragansett, in 1794, he removed to Hudson, N. Y., and thence 
to Stamford (now Hobart), Delaware County, in the same State. In the course of six or seven years, ac- 
cording to the testimony of Bishop Claggett, of Maryland, he lived in five different states. Dr. Gardiner 
finally ended his ministry, in Virginia, about 1810. 

120 " Sarah Gardiner ." 

It is recorded in the Narragansett Parish Register that, in the evening of Dec. 13, 1772, Mr. Fayer- 

weather "being Sent for at Capt Samuel Gardiner's He married Mr. John Gardiner Son of the late John 

Gardiner, Esq., of Boston Neck, (So Distinguished) To Mi/s Sarah Gardiner Eldest Daughter of Samuel 

Whom he had before Published three Distinct times As the Law ofthe Colony Directs; The Bride Was Given 

Away by her Father About half An hour After 4 oClock in the Presence of Sundry Witne/ses." 

John and Sarah Gardiner had four sons and three daughters. 

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1773, is the following entry: "This Day Was baptized John The First Born Son 

of John and Sally Gardiner, Of Boston Neck at their house, By The Reverend Mr. Fayerweather, About 

half An hour after three oClock." Mrs. 



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Mrs. Sarah Gardiner died in 1816. 

"So distinguished," above, means "so called for the sake of distinction." 

121 "Samuel E.Gardiner.'" 

As appears in Note lig, there was, at this period, in Narragansett, a Samuel E. Gardiner, who acted as 
Secretary at a meeting of the Corporation of St. Paul's Church, held in February, 1793. 
From the fact that the Samuel E. Gardiner of the text (a son of Samuel and Amy) was a brother of Walter 
C. Gardiner, the promoter of the object of the above meeting, it is likely that he, being, apparently, at that 
time, about thirty-four years of age, was the secretary referred to. It is noticeable, however, that James 
Gardiner, a brother of the elder Samuel, also had a son Samuel E., born Jan. 22, 1769, and married, March 
27, 1799, according to the North Kingstown records, to Rebecca Davis. It is not, of course, impossible that 
the latter, being then twenty-four years of age and a first cousin of Walter Clarke Gardiner, may have been 
the one who filled the above office. 

Samuel Eldred Gardiner, a son of Samuel and Amy (Easton) Gardiner, was born somewhere about 1759, 
or even considerably later, and was named for Samuel Eldred, a man of lofty stature, one of his great-grand- 
fathers on his father's side. He married, by or before 1795, or very early in 1796, Mary Carpenter, a daugh- 
ter of Francis and Esther (Helme) Carpenter, and a great-granddaughter, on her father's side, of Capt. 
Andrew Willett, of Boston Neck, Narragansett. 

On account of the partly burned condition of the records of North Kingstown, it is difficult to make a full 
list of the children of Samuel Eldred Gardiner, who appear to have numbered eleven, as follows: 

1. (almost certainly 5awj(e/£a5(on), born Dec. 25, 1796. 

2. (unidentified), born Feb. 16, 1799. 

3. Carpenter (first name destroyed), born Jan. 22, 1801. 

4. Francis Carpenter, born May 19, 1803. 

5. Marinus Willett (father of Marinus Willett, still living), born Apr. 9, 1805. 

6. ey Easton {Amey Easton, named for grandmother), born March 14, 1807. 

7. Octavus Ferdinand, born June 30, 1809. 

8. William Henry (later lived on Pine Street, Providence), born July 20, 1811. 

9. Thomas Rodman (Rodman, maiden name of great-grandmother), born Sept. 11, 1813. 

10. Sally Carpenter, born Dec. 27, 1815. 

11. Walter Easton {Walter, for uncle, Walter Clarke Gardiner), born Nov. 8, 1817. 

Samuel Eldred Gardiner, during his early married life, lived at Kingston Hill, on what is now known as 
the "French Place," a very quaint and picturesque old house, still standing, opposite the jail. 
At about this time (1800) the foundation of the Washington Academy, at Wickford, with its seventy 
students, by the subscriptions of many of the most public-spirited citizens of Providence and Newport, 
drew the attention of the inhabitants of the South County to the subject of education, a call to which so 
intelligent and ambitious a man as Samuel Eldred Gardiner, with his many growing sons, was not slow to 
listen. So impressed was he with the importance of good schooling, that he abandoned his pleasant home at 
Little Rest and removed to Wickford in order that his children might have the advantage of the Academy. 
After the decease of her husband, the venerable Mrs. Mary Carpenter Gardiner removed to Providence 
and lived with her son William Henry, on Pine Street, until her death, in 1863. She is said to have been 
buried in Grace Church Cemetery, Providence. 

Samuel Eldred Gardiner was living as late as 1829 or 1830, but by 1832 Mary (Carpenter) Gardiner was 
called his widow. His son Marinus was executor of his estate. 

Samuel Easton Gardiner, eldest son of the above, married, first. Patience Aborn, by whom he had a daugh- 
ter, Mary Willett, who was born July 2, 1819, and died May 17, 1905, and a son, Jonathan Aborn, who 

was born July 15, 1823, and died March 15, 1897, having married Mary B , and having had a son, 

Samuel B., who was born Aug. 14, 1845, and died Aug. 21, 1885. Samuel Easton Gardiner married, 
second, in 1831, Alice Mowry, of Lime Rock, R. I., by whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth Dexter, who 
was born Sept. 6, 1833, and died July 22, 1899, having married, in 1857, William Thomas Nicholson, the 
founder of the Nicholson File Works, in Providence. 

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Children of William Thomas and Elizabeth Dexter (Gardiner) Nicholson 

1. Stephen Nicholson. 

2. Samuel Mowry Nicholson. 

3. William Thomas Nicholson, Jr. 

4. Eva Nicholson. 

5. Elizabeth Nicholson, who married Merwin White, of Providence. 

122 ' 'Ephraim Gardiner. ' ' 

This is probably the Ephraim of whom Dr. MacSparran speaks many times, in his Diary, as being at 
work for him, especially in getting planks sawed and in cutting logs, in September, 1745. 

123 "Josiah Gardiner." 

Josiah Gardiner is given, in the North Kingstown records, as the first in the list of five children of 

Ephraim and Patience Gardiner, the year of his birth having been burned away, like that of the other four. 

But if he belongs among the children of the second wife. Patience, who was not married until Oct. 19, 

1 761, it is evident that the date of his birth, given in the text, Jan. 4, 1760, is entirely too early. Indeed, 

it appears probable that the first wife, Ann, was still living at that date. 

The date of Josiah's marriage to Patience Gardiner, Sept. 3, 1780 (when he would have been only twenty 

years of age), given in the North Kingstown records, makes it likely, however, that he was not born later 

than 1760. 

It seems probable, therefore, that Josiah Gardiner, 5, was a son of Ann Coggeshall, Ephraim's first wife, 

who must have died soon after his birth. Coming, as an infant, into the care of his stepmother, Patience 

Congdon, he was naturally recorded at the head of her own four children. 

124 "Elizabeth Fones." 

Elizabeth Fones, second wife of Christopher Gardiner, was a daughter of James Fones, of North 
Kingstown. They were married by George Thomas, Justice of Peace, in 1775. Elizabeth was probably 
of a later generation than the Elizabeth Fones who married Elder John Gardiner, about 1742, and was 
also a daughter of a James. 

125 "Thomas Boone." 

Thomas Boone was a resident of North Kingstown, being a son of and Mary. The Boone 

family had land on the Ten Rod Road, just west of Collation Corners. 

126 " Sylvester Gardiner ." 

Maj. Sylvester Gardiner was a very prominent man in the Colony, both as a soldier and a legislator. 
He was a cousin of Mrs. MacSparran. He is mentioned in the Doctor's Diary, when he was no more than 
about fifteen years of age, along with his brother and his cousin, in a familiar and affectionate manner, in 
an entry of Thursday, Sept. 12, 1745: "Eph. & Hen. & Sylv' here. A hot day." 

The record of Sylvester's marriage, in the Narraganselt Parish Register, is as follows: "Jan'' 7''' Mr. F. 
Married Captain Sylvester Gardner of North Kingstown to Miss Sarah Beers of Newport, At Captain 
Joseph Coggeshall's, The Bride being Given Away by Capt. Coggeshall." 

Major Gardiner was long a leading man in St. Paul's Church, Narragansett, and a member of the Vestry. 
At the meeting to arrange the reception of the parish into the Diocese of Massachusetts, in 1793, he pre- 
sided, participating, also, in December, 1799, in the action for the removing of the Church building from its 
original site to Wickford. 

127 ' 'John Gardiner.' ' 

Elder John Gardiner. The author remarked, under the heading John Gardiner, 4 (William, 3; Henry, 2; 
George, i), "I have no descendants from this line." Farther research has, however, brought some to light. 
John, 4, is referred to in notes, deeds and family records, and is traditionally declared to have been an 
e/der, probably of the Baptist Church, constituted near the place where he lived, as early as 17 — . As many as 

twenty-five 



Notes 237 



twenty-five marriages by John Gardiner, Elder, ranging from 1765 to 1795, are recorded in Hopkinton and in 
Charlestown and Westerly, adjoining that town. The North Kingstown records give the date of the birth 
of John Gardiner, son of William and Margaret, as Dec. 5, 1719-20. But the double year, 1719—20, has no 
apparent propriety when joined with December, and it is probable that the month oi February, given in the 
Hopkinton records as the time of John's birth, is the right one. 

In the North Kingstown records there is found, also, the birth of a son. Job, to William and Margaret 
Gardiner. Inasmuch as the date assigned to it is identical with that of the birth of John, it follows that, 
if the entry is accurate, John and Job were, of course, twin brothers. The Colonial Records of Rhode 
Island show that John Gardiner, son of William, of South Kingstown, was admitted a freeman in 1739, 
while a Job Gardiner became a freeman of North Kingstown in 1746, was a deputy in the General Assembly 
i" '775. and figured somewhat at the opening of the Revolutionary War in 1776. The name of Job Gardiner 
appears also among the heads of families in East Greenwich, in the Colonial census of 1 774. It seems prob- 
able, however, that this Job Gardiner was a son of Nathaniel, 3 (Benoni, 2; George, i), having been born, 
as noted in the text, July 23, 1723. 

It is likely, therefore, that the Job recorded as the son born Dec. 5, 1719-20 (Arnold's Vital Record of 
Rhode Island, North Kingstown, p. 73), to William and Margaret Gardiner, either died young, or that the 
entry is an incorrect double of the birth of John (p. 74). In the Narraganselt Parish Register, under the date 
"Sunday March 7"* 1730," it is recorded, "There were baptized by Mr. McSparran at y^ church of S' 
Paul in Narraganset 2 children of William Gardiner of South Kingstowne y' Son of Henry: viz: John and 
Abigail." No reference is found to Job in the Register. Soon after this period William Gardiner, the father 
of John, died, and his widow, Margaret, according to the records of both Hopkinton and North Kingstown, 
on Dec. 26, 1736, married Isaac Austin. Before 1779, and probably long before that year, she had become 
again a widow, and it is recorded in North Kingstown that John Gardiner, of Hopkinton, was then cited 
to care for his mother, Margaret Austin (or Gardiner), widow. 

The wife of Elder John Gardiner was Elizabeth Fones, a great-granddaughter of Capt. John Fones, whose 
house stood within a mile, at the north, of "Smith's Castle," in North Kingstown, and whose name is well 
known in connection with "Fones's (or the Devil's Foot) Purchase," in the beginning of the country. 
The father of Elizabeth was James (born in 1 695), who, with his wife, Lydia, lived at Jamestown, on the 
island of Conanicut, where his father, believed to have been named Jeremiah, had lived before him. James 
was a mariner and died at Maracaibo. The marriage of John Gardiner and Elizabeth Fones is recorded in 

North Kingstown, as having l^en performed by William Spencer, Justice of Peace, Jan. 4, . The year 

has been burned away, but is believed to have been 1741, or soon afterwards. The surmise of Mrs. Robin- 
son, that John married a Wilkinson, is plainly founded on misinformation. 

John and Elizabeth had a daughter, whom Mrs. Gardiner named Lydia, for her mother. It is probable 
that Lydia was the eldest child in the family, inasmuch as her great-grandmother, Abigail Gardiner, widow 
of Henry, 2, in her will (July 20, 1744), made her one of the four residuary legatees, calling her "Lydia, 
daughter to John Gardiner, son to said William, deceased." There is a record in Westerly, the next town 
to Hopkinton, of the marriage, in 1763, of Lydia Gardiner to Joseph Sheffield, although it cannot be posi- 
tively asserted that she was the daughter of Elder John. 

There is a record in Hopkinton of the marriage, March 28, 1 779, by Elder Thomas West, of Susannah 
Collins to Fones Gardiner, who can hardly fail to have been a son of John and Elizabeth (F'ones) Gardiner. 
In the manuscript of the Rhode Island census of 1777, filed at the State House, among the men of Hopkin- 
ton, between the ages of 16 and 50, are found the names of John Gardiner, Jr., and Fones Gardiner. Fones 
Gardiner, according to the Hopkinton records, was made a freeman April 15, 1761, and, in 1787, was one of 
the freemen who took oath against bribery and corruption (Hopkinton Rec. II, p. i). There is also known, 
by family tradition, to have been a daughter Abigail among the children of John and Elizabeth (Fones) 
Gardiner. She became the wife of Jesse Wilbur, March 4, 1784. There may have been and almost certainly 
were, several other children in the family of Elder John Gardiner. 
Children of John, 4, and Elizabeth (Fones) Gardiner 

1. Lydia Gardiner was born before 1744, and married, perhaps, Joseph Sheffield, of Charlestown. 

2. Fones Gardiner married, first, Susannah Collins, of Hopkinton, March 28, 1779; second, Mary . 

There were children, whose names are unknown. 3- 



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3. John Gardiner, Jr., married . 

4. Abigail Gardiner, married Jesse Wilbur, of Richmond, March 4, 1784. He was a son of William and 
Mary (Young) Wilbur, and was born Jan. 28, 1759, and died March 14, 1853. 

Children of John Gardiner Jr., 5 (son of Elder John, 4) 

1. Joseph Gardiner, of Lebanon, Madison Co., N. Y. 

2. Diadama Gardiner, married Benjamin Perry and lived in Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., N. Y. 

3. Gideon Coon Gardiner, Granby, Conn. 

4. Elizabeth Gardiner, married John Henry. In a power of attorney to sell land in Hopkinton, given 
to the above Joseph Gardiner, 6, April 9, 1 819, by "the heirs at law of John Gardiner, Jr., late of 
Hopkinton deceased," Elizabeth, 6, is called Betsey. 

Children of Jesse and Abigail, 5 (or Nabby) (Gardiner) Wilbur 

1. Jesse Wilbur was born June 24, 1789, and died April 5, 1881. He married, April 18, 1813, Thankful 
Barber, who was born June 22, 1792, and died Aug. 20, 1873. 

2. Nathaniel Wilbur, married, first, June 30, 1822, Mary Essex, second, Elizabeth Hazzard. 
3 
4 
5 
6, 



Fones Wilbur, died in Richmond, having married, November, 1824, Mercy Tefft. 
Dennis Wilbur, married, Sept. 13, 1813, Mercy Brightman. 

Sally Wilbur, died Sept. I, 1862, having married, Jan. 11, 1807, Maxson Johnson. 
Abby Wilbur, married Ezekiel Johnson. Both died at Genesee, N. Y. 
Mar>' Wilbur, married, Sept. 13, 1813, John Prosser. 
8. Fanny Wilbur, married. May 17, 1805, Jonathan Colgrove. 

John and Mary, 6 (Wilbur) Prosser (married Sept. 13, 1813), had a son, John Gardiner Prosser, 
whose daughter, Mrs. Louise Prosser Bates (wife of Francis E.), is the present (1914) Keeper of Grad- 
uate Records of Brown University, and has collected and contributed most of the above facts con- 
cerning Elder John Gardiner and his descendants. 

Elder Gardiner appears to have spent the latter portion of his life in Richmond, R. L, near the Hopkinton 
line. 

There is in Hopkinton the following record (V, p. 87): "John Gardiner of Hopkinton now residing in 
Richmond to son-in-law Jesse Wilbur of Richmond 45 acres in Hopkinton, Nov. 6, 1804. Jesse Wilbur to 
John Gardiner and wife Elizabeth life lease, Nov. 6, 1804." 

In September, 1792, William Thurston deeded to John Gardiner and Joha Gardiner, Jr., of Hopkinton, 
13M acres in Hopkinton. In August, 1796, there was a conveyance of land in Hopkinton, by Samuel 
and Lucretia (Burdick) Gardiner (married at Hopkinton, March i, 1764) to son John Gardiner, jd, of Hop- 
kinton. 

In March, 1798, an inventory was taken at Hopkinton of the estate of John Fones Gardiner, late deceased, 
at request of Zebulon Weaver, Adm. The administrator's wife was Mary Gardiner, and there were children 
not named in settlement. In April, 1803, John Gardiner (3d) and his wife Ruth conveyed to Samuel Gardi- 
ner, Jr., 50 acres with Gristmill, at Shadduck's Weir Bridge. 

In the will of Samuel Gardiner (married to Lucretia Burdick, March i, 1764), proved in or near September, 
1 81 5, there are mentioned Ruth Gardiner, widow of son John (3d) and her children, Elisha, Nancy and Martha. 

128 ^'George Gardiner." 

Sons of Joseph Gardiner, 3 (George, 2; George, i) and their Families. Under No. 27 Joseph Gardi- 
ner, 3 (George, 2; George, i), in the text, the author has named, under reserve, four children, Joseph, 
Herodias, Joshua and George. The latter, however, is the only one of them whom she has retained, with a 
family, in the section devoted to the Fourth Generation. 

Mr. William B. Browne, of Blackinton, Mass., has devoted much time and critical research to Joseph 
Gardiner's, 3, descendants, assigning to him, in addition to the above George, 4, probably three other sons, 
Benjamin, 4, Daniel, 4, and David, 4. He has not, apparently, found evidences of the other three children 
named by Mrs. Robinson. 
Mr. Brown has, with great liberality, permitted the editor to give his list below. 

I. 



Notes 239 



1. Joseph Gardiner, 3 (George, 2; George, i). Born — . Died — . Married Hannah, daughter 

of Daniel Briggs. See Austin's Gen. Did. 

Children 

2. George, and probably 

3. Benjamin. 

4. Daniel. 

5. David. Witnessed deed at Balseman's, 1762, with wife or sister Anna. 

2. George Gardiner, 4 (Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born in 1707. Died Aug. 10, 1801, aet. 94 
years. Married Alice Brown, daughter of Tobias and Alice (Burrington), of Newport. (See Arnold, 
V. R.) Born . Died Aug. 15, 1809, aet. 94 years. 

Children. First three recorded in East Greenwich, R. I. Rest named in will. 

11. George, born June 3, 1739, West Greenwich. 

12. David, born June 13, 1741, West Greenwich. Probably died young. 

13. Paul, born Aug. 29, 1743, West Greenwich. 

14. David, born in 1746 (Cem. Rec). Died April 13, 1818, aet. 72 years. 

15. Abraham, bornin 1748 (Cem. Rec). Named in will. 

16. Benjamin. Named in will. 

17. John. Named in will. 

18. Thomas. Named in will. 

Mary. Named in will (Cem. Rec). Married Peleg Cole, Jr. 
Hannah. Named in will, 1751 (Cem. Rec). Married Abel Parker. 
Tabitha. Named in will, 1757 (Cem. Rec). Married Benjamin Gardiner. 

3. Rev. Benjamin Gardiner, 4 (Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born . Died Dec. 10, 1793, 

aet. 78 years. Married Jemima . Died Feb. 5, 1806, aet. 82 years. 

Children (named in will). 

21. Benjamin, born in 1760 (Cem. Rec). 

Anna (Stuart). 

Jemima (Williams), wife of Joseph. 

(Congdon), deceased. The will names her son Gardiner Congdon. 



4. Daniel Gardiner, 4 (Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Married . 

Children 
25. Joseph. 

II. George Gardiner, 5 (George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born . Died Sept. 8, 1839, 

aet. 102 years. Married Ann Myers, daughter of Oliver. 
Children 

Amy, born Feb. 25, 1763, married John Sherman, July 6, 1780. 

Sarah, born Feb. 23, 1765. Married William B. Sherman, Dec. 9, 1779. 

30. Oliver, born Feb. 19, 1767. 

31. John, born Feb. 16, 1769. 
Else, born March 10, 1777. 
Susanna, born Jan. 29, 1773. 
Mary, born April 3, 1775. 

13. Paul Gardiner, 5 (George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born Aug. 29, 1743. Died . 

Married Ruth Franklin. 
Children 

Elizabeth, born Feb. 6, 1766. 

Susannah, ) , 

Ruth, \ ^o""" S^P'- 5- '767- 

Theodoshia, born June 23, 1769. 

Ruth, born May 26, 1771. 

Hannah, born April 26, 1773. 32. 



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32. Paul, born Feb. 8, 1777. 

33. George, born March 20, 1779. 
Jiles(?), born Feb. 12, 1781. 
Sarah, born Jan. 4, 1783. 
Rhoda, born Nov. 5, 1784. 

34. Clark, born March 12, 1787. 

14. David Gardiner, 5 (George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born in 1746; died April 13, 1818, 

aet. 72 years. Married, first, Elizabeth . Born ; died April 28, 1794, aet. 43 years. 

Married, second (about 1795), Anna Morgan, widow of Joseph, born ; died Jan. 20, 1829, 

aet. 78 years. 
Children 

35. Joseph, born Oct. 19, 1771. 
Chanty, born June 19, 1774. 

36. George, born April 19, 1776. 



37. Nathaniel ) 



Freelove f born June 12, 1778. 

38. Solomon, born July 31, 1780. 

39. Abraham, born May 7, 1782. 

40. Peleg, born Jan. 26, 1787. 
Mehitable, born March 10, 1789. 

41. Benjamin, born Aug. 10, 1 791. 

15. Abraham Gardiner, 5 (George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, l). Born in 1748. Died Feb. 13, 

1815, aet. 67 years. Married Mehitable Brookins(?), April 9, 1773; born ; died June 14, 

1822, aet. 67 years. 

Children 

Sarah, born July 12, 1773. Died June 7, 1792. 
Samuel, born July 6, 1775. 

Johannah, born Aug. 28, 1777. Married Parker. 

Olive, born April 9, 1780. Married Thompson. 

David, born July 24, 1782. Died Jan. 27, 1786. 

Polly, born Nov. 18, 1784. Married, March 20, 1803, Samuel Stanton. 

42. David, born May 18, 1787. Married a Card. 

Elizabeth, born July 13, 1789. Married, Jan. 27, 1808, Stephen Fowler. 
Sarah, born Jan. 19, 1793. Died unmarried, Sept. 14, 1819, aet. 27 years. 
Phoebe, born Nov. 22, 1795. Died unmarried, April 10, 1824, aet. 29 years. 
Diadama, born Oct. 25, 1798. Married George Card. 

16. Benjamin Gardiner, 5 (George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born . Died . 

21. Benjamin Gardiner, 5 (Benjamin, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born in 1760. Died Jan. 
17, 1845, aet. 85 years. Married, Nov. 27, 1778, Tabatha Gardiner, 5 (George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 
2; George, i), born in 1757; died Aug. 11, 1813, aet. 56 years. (See above in this Note.) 
Children 

61. Charles, born Aug. 24, 1779. 

62. Asa. Named in will. Married Eunice . Died May 19, 1845, aet. 58 years. 

63. William. Named in will. 

64. Nicholas. Named in will. Married Sarah Vail, July 28, 1805. 

25. Joseph Gardiner,* 5 (Daniel, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born . Married, Nov. 13, 

1773 (1774?), Judith Andrew (daughter of John of East Greenwich), at Coventry, R. I., born ; 

died . 

*Daniel Gardiner, 4, father of Josepft, <5, 0/ Pownai, was undoubtedly son of Joseph, 3 (George, 2; George, 1), and brother of 
George and Benjamin, of Fownal. Other Daniel Gardiners in Rhode Island are few, and are all traced otherwise. 

Children 



Notes 241 



Children 

65. Daniel, born Dec. 15, 1774. (Coventry, R. I., Town Records.) 

66. Philip, born May 28, 1777. (Pownal, or Coventry, R. I.) 

67. Welthan, born Feb. 18, 1780. (Pownal, or Coventry, R. I.) 

68. Noel, born May 14, 1782. (Pownal, or Coventry, R. I.) 

69. Rhoads, born April 2, 1784. (Pownal, or Coventry, R. I.) 

70. Andrew(?). Unplaced. Note name. 

30. Oliver Gardiner, 6 (George, 5; George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born Feb. 19, 1767. 

Died . Married, Dec. 18, 1787, Olive Parker. 

Children 

Parker, born Oct. 4, 1788. 

Phoebe, born Oct. 19, 1789. 

Alis, born June 30, 1790. 

Judiah(?), born Dec. 2, 1791. 

41. Benjamin Gardiner, 6 (David, 5; George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born Aug. 10, 1791. 
Died Sept. 17, 1870, aet. 79 years. Married, Nov. i, 1812, Elizabeth Hartshorn, born in 1795; 
died April 10, 1876, aet. 81. 

Children 

Almira, born Oct. 26, 1813. 

Elizabeth, born Sept. 26, 1815. 

Lucinda, born Dec. 15, 1817. 

David W., born Nov. 8, 1819. 

Harriet A., born Nov. 3l(?). Married Franklin Pettibone. 

42. Capt. David Gardiner, 6 (Abraham, 5; George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born May 18, 
1787. Died July 31, 1867, aet. 80 years. Married, Nov. 14, 1814, Eunice (Wright) Lovett, daughter of 
Solomon Wright, and widow of William Lovett. Eunice Gardiner died Dec. 8, 1875, aet. 85 years. 
Children 

Albina(?) or Albinia, born June 22, 1816. Died Jan. 17, 1819. 
Armenius, born July 4, 1818. Died July 5, 1818. 
100. Abraham B., born Sept. 2, 1819. 
loi. Solomon W., born Jan. 11, 1822. 
102. Samuel J., born Nov. 19, 1824. 

Augusta Elvira, born Oct. 10, 1827. Died unmarried, May 20, 1853. 
Lodiesha S.(?), born Dec. 13, 1833. Died unmarried, Dec. 29, 1904, aet. 71 years. 
61. Charles Gardiner, 6 (Benjamin, 5; Benjamin, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born Aug. 24, 

1779. Died Oct. 9, 1826, aet. 48 years. Married Rachel , born in 1774; died April 3, 1848, 

aet. 74. 
Children 

Sally, born Jan. 31, 1798. 
Benjamin, born May 12, 1800. 
Clarissa, born Sept. 12, 1802. 
Charles, born Aug. 10, 1805. 
Solomon, born Jan. 22, 1808. 
Anna, born July 6, 1810. Died July 18, 1810. 

Rachel, born June 9, 181 1. Probably married Calvin Smith, Sept. 13, 1829. 
Abraham A., born March 16, 1814. 
William, born Sept. 24, 1817. Died Aug. 10, 1819. 
65. Daniel Gardiner, 6 (Joseph, 5; Daniel, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born Dec. 15, 1774. 

Died . Married Elizabeth ; died April 25, 1842. 

Children 

Sarah, born Dec. 25, 1795. 

Cybel, born June 7, 1797. Died unmarried, Feb. 16, 1832. Joseph 



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Joseph, born March 7, 1799. Married Mary Wood, March 13, 1823. 

Welthan, born Jan. 15, 1800. 

Charles H., born Dec. 30, 1803. 

Caleb R., born April 16, 1805. 

Judith, born Jan. 27, 1807. Married, Dec. 23, 1827, Daniel Welch. 

«t Almira, born Jan. 26, 1809. 

Lydia, born Oct. 26, 1 810. 

William M., born Nov. i, 1812. 

Eliza E., born Feb. 26, 1815. 

Peter(?), born May 28, 181 7. 

Alma J. (or Anna), born April 3, 1819. 

Noel, born June 2, 1822. 

70. Andrew Gardiner, 6 (Joseph, 5; Daniel, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, l). Born . Died 

. (See Note above, under Children of Joseph Gardiner, 5. Unplaced.) 

Children 

Warren H., born May 7, 1815. 

Dyantha Roxana, born April i, 1818. Died Jan. 13, 1842. 

Maria Janett, ) . „ . .. . ^ 

, f born Oct. 2, 1822. Asa died Oct. 2, 1822. 

100. Abraham Brookins(?) Gardiner, 7 (David, 6; Abraham, 5; George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, l). 
Born Sept. 2, 1819. Married Mary J. Swift. 
Children 
Anna. 
Isaac T. 
Estella L. 
Mary J. 
Arthur B. 
loi. Solomon W. Gardiner, 7 (David, 6; Abraham, 5; George, 4; Joseph, 3; George, 2; George, i). Born 
Jan. II, 1822. Died Nov. 21, 1880, aet. 58 years. Married Abigail M. Carpenter ; died Dec. 22, 1882, 
aet. 58 years. 
Children 
Lyman. 

Hannah. Died Oct. 13, 1852, aet. 16 weeks. 
George A. 
David S. 
Frederick W. 
102. Samuel J. Gardiner, 7 (David, 6; Abraham, 5; George, 4; Joseph 3; George, 2; George, 1). Born 
Nov. 19, 1824. Died 1900, aet. 76 years. Married Janette L. Marchant (Merchant?) [latter 
correct]; died 1 901, aet. 70. 
Children 
Abraham B. 
Marcus M. 
John W. 

Unplaced 
Benjamin Gardiner. Married Hannah Burlingame. 
Children 

William, born Aug. 27, 1 838. 
Loretta, born July 27, 1839. 
Lorenzo F., born Feb. 28, 1842. 
Mary C, born May 6, 1844. 

Abiathar 



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Abiathar Gardiner. Married Sarah Thompson. 

Child 

Theodore Adolphus, born Feb. 25, 1830. 
Rufus Gardiner. Married Angelina . 

Child 

Harriet, born March 21, 1831. 

129 " He married Katharine." 

The father of Katherine, wife of Nathan Gardiner, 4, was a first cousin of the Nathaniel Niles who mar- 
ried Tabitha Gardiner, 3, an aunt of Nathan, 4. (See Notes 39 and 50.) In his will, made Sept. 5, 1765, 
he gave "to daughter Katherine Gardiner, negro Prue." 

130 "She married John Hazard." 

John Hazard was born in 1746, and died June 26, 1813. He was called "Wickham John," because he in- 
herited land which came into the family through his great-grandmother, Mary Wickham. 

131 "In I743-" 

It is not impossible that Henry Gardiner, 4, may have returned to South Kingstown in 1743, but the R. I. 
Col. Rec. (V, p. 64), represent him as still in that year a Deputy from New Shoreham. This seems to be 
the one called by Dr. MacSparran, in his Diary, "Block Island Henry Gardiner." See Note 40. 

132 "Abigail Eldred." 

Abigail Eldred was a daughter of John and Margaret (Holden) and a granddaughter of Samuel Eldred, 
the original settler of the name, who was at Cambridge, Mass., in 1646, and, later, removed to Stonington, 
Conn., and Kingstown, R. I. In her father's will (1724), previously to her marriage, appears the bequest, 
"To daughter Abigail, £20, feather bed, mare and a new wash-leather side-saddle." 

133 "Martha Gardiner." 

These dates of the birth and death of Martha Gardiner differ from those given under the head of her 
husband, Thomas Gardiner, 5 (Fifth Gen., No. 321). In the original edition of the Narragansett Church, the 
author remarked that Thomas Gardiner, son of John, of Boston Neck, died without issue. Dr. Mac- 
Sparran, however, under date Sept. 3, 1751, in his Diary, records that Mrs. MacSparran on that day visited 
"Thomas Gardiner's wife, whofhas lately been brought to bed of a Boy," and the town records show that 
Thomas and Martha had a son born Aug. 24, 1751, whom they named Frederic. Although he may have 
died previously to his father, in accordance with Mr. Updike's statement, yet Mrs. Robinson, the author of 
this work, has discovered that Thomas Gardiner has numerous representatives, many of them descended 
from his son Benajah, now living in Connecticut. See Thomas Gardiner (Fifth Gen., No. jzi). John 
Gardiner, of Boston Neck, in his will (1769), left his son Thomas a farm in Westerly and his best silver 
tankard. 

134 "Dorcas Gardiner Sherman." 

Dorcas Gardiner was a daughter of William, the fourth son of the original George. She was born about 
1690 and died in 1762. Abiel Sherman died by, or before, 1742, being called "the late" in the Narragansett 
Register, on Dec. 9th of that year. Dr. MacSparran speaks of Mrs. Sherman in his Diary. (See Note 56.) 

135 "Tabitha Gardiner ." 

The records of South Kingstown contain the marriage of Tabitha Gardiner, a daughter of Caleb, of that 
town, and Christopher Nicholas, a son of John, of East Greenwich, March 10, 1779. Christopher, accord- 
ing to the records of East Greenwich, was born July 12, 1741. As no children of this marriage are recorded 
in either East Greenwich or South Kingstown, it is probable that Christopher and Tabitha removed to 
some other town, or that one or both of them did not long survive. 

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244 The Gardiners 



136 "Mary Gardiner." 

There does not appear to be any record of the birth, in South Kingstown, of Mary Gardiner, a daughter of 
Caleb and Isabella (Sherman). There are recorded, in that town, the marriages of Elisha R. Potter and 
Mrs. Mary Perkins, by Rev. Benjamin Waite, Nov. 7, 1790, and Elisha R. Potter and Mary Mawney, by 
Rev. William Northup, July 9, 1810. 
Children of Elisha Reynolds and Mary (Mawney) Potter 

Elisha Reynolds Potter, born June 20, 1811. 

Thomas Potter, born May 4, 1813, died June 15, 1814. 

Thomas Mawney Potter, born Aug. 12, 1814. 

William Henry Potter, born Nov. 2, 1816. 

James B. Mason Potter, born Oct. I, 1818. 

Mary Elizabeth Potter, born Aug. 11, 1820. 
Elisha R. Potter, Sr., died Sept. 26, 1835. His wife, Mary, died July 26, 1835. 

137 "Dec. 20." 

The partially destroyed records of North Kingstown show that Jeremiah Gardiner, Jr., and Tabitha had a 
daughter, born Jan. 15, 1741, and that Lydia Gardiner, a daughter of Jeremiah, Jr., was married to John 
Northup, by William Hall, Justice of Peace, June 8 (not Dec. 20), . 

138 "Amos Gardiner." 

The account of Amos Gardiner, 4, a son of Jeremiah, 3 (Jeremiah, 2; George, i) and Tabitha Gardiner, 4 
(Nicholas, 3; George, 2; George, l), in the ruinous condition of the North Kingstown records, is confused 
and contradictory. There is a record of a son born to them in 1758, the name being destroyed, and that 
date (Dec. 7, 1758) is, with considerable probability, assigned by the author (Third Gen., No. 6g) to the 
birth of Amos. But, in case of its correctness, the suggestion, in the text {No. 142) that Amos may have 
been a twin with Mary, born July 30, 1750, and the statement that he was married, first, in 1770, fall, 
of course, to the ground. The conjecture of the text that he married, in 1794, Sarah Watson, as a second wife, 
is based upon a record that iome Amos Gardiner, son "of Jo ,of North Kingstown," was married, by El- 
der Philip Jenkins, Jan. 7, 1794, to Sarah Watson, a daughter of Stephen Champlin, of South Kingstown, 
and has little to verify it. The date of the death of Amos is variously stated, in different parts of the text 
{Nos.6Q,i42,2Qy and 520) as 1 803 and 1805. The latter is the more probable, that being shown by the inven- 
tory to have been the time of the distribution of his estate, at Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y. With present know- 
ledge, it does not appear possible to reconcile all the statements about' Amos or to substitute more 
correct ones. 

139 " His first wife." 

Arnold's Vital Record of R. I. (South Kingstown, p. 44) gives a son of Thomas and Mary between Richard 
and Tabitha, born March 23, 1746, and named Thomas. He may be the Thomas married to Abigail Parker, 
June 21, 1764. 

140 "May 13, 1770." 

The Narragansetl Parish Register has the record, on Sunday, May 13, 1770, of the baptism by the Rev. 
Samuel Fayerweather, of a male child of Mrs. Katherine Gardiner, wife of Thomas, a Friend, by the name 
of Samuel Fayerweather. 

141 "In 1744." 

Inasmuch as Samuel Gardiner, 4 (Samuel, 3; George, 2; George, l), had been in 1734 admitted a freeman 
from East Greenwich, it is improbable that he is identical with the Samuel Gardiner who was admitted 
a freeman from Exeter in 1744. 

142 "Mary Nichols." 

Arnold's Vital Record of R. I. (East Greenwich), gives the birth of Anne Nichols, daughter of Thomas (son 
of John, of Coventry) and Martha, July 2, 1755. j^^ 



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143 "A daughter of David." 

David Greene, 5 (David, 4; David, 3; James, 2; John, i), was the eider of the two sons of David, 4, and was 
born (The Greenes of Rhode Island, p. 219), Aug. 25, 1728. He was made a freeman of Jamestown, R. I., 

April 30, 1754. He was a farmer and lame. His first wife, Elizabeth , died April 8, 1783, in her 

fifty-third year (The Greenes of R. I., as above). His second wife was Esther , who died Jan. 30, 1788. 

He died Aug. 8, 1789. 

144 "Mary Gardiner." 

It is probable that Mary Gardiner, a daughter of Robert, 3 (George, 2; George, i), was born considerably 
later than the hypothetical date of 1724. The records of Exeter show that she was married, as given above, 
Aug. 25, 1754, to William Hall, born Aug. 3, 1734. It is unlikely, in view of the customs of that day, that 
she was thirty years of age at the time of her marriage to a man of twenty. 

1 44a ' 'Samuel Gardiner. ' ' 

Samuel Gardiner, 4, removed to Hopkinton, R. I., as early as 1761, and became a deacon of a church there 
in 1772. In his will he mentions three sons and eight daughters, John, Thomas Potter, Samuel (who married 
Ruth Wells), Lucy Greene, Lydia (married in 1773), Mary (married in 1775), Ruth, Susanna Burdick, Nancy 
Gardiner, Fanny Lewis and Dorcas Williams. Deacon Samuel Gardiner died July 29, 1815. His second 
wife, Lucretia, died before 1805. John Thomas Potter, Lucy, Lydia, Mary, Ruth and Susannah were prob- 
ably children of the first wife. Nancy and Samuel were pretty certainly children of the second wife, as were 
probably the other two. The Charlestown Records contain the marriage, Aug. 20, 1767, of William Greene, 
of Charlestown, and Luci Gardiner, of Hopkinton. 

145 "Elizabeth (Gardiner) Bentley." 

In addition to the three children assigned, in the text, to John and Elizabeth Bentley, there are recorded 
in Richmond, as children of some John and Elizabeth Bentley, also three others, Lucy, Niles and William. 
It is, however, very doubtful if any of these six are the children of John and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Bentley, 
who were married May 30, 1727. The eldest of the children was born in 1 741, about fourteen years after the 
marriage, and the youngest in 1757, thirty years afterwards. It is more likely that the John Bentley, who is 
mentioned in the note above and whose marriage to Mary Cottrell is duly recorded in Richmond, was a 
son of the John and Elizabeth of the text. 

146 "Children of Thomas Gardiner." 

In South Kingstown there is recorded the marriage of Thomas Gardiner and Mary Higginbottom by 
Ephraim Gardiner, Justice, April 12, 1744. It seems probable, although by no means certain, that this is 
the Thomas, 4 (William, 3; William, 2; George, i), in the text. Mary Higginbottom (or Higginbotham) 
was a daughter of Charles and Mary, of South Kingstown, and was born Oct. 19, 1727, the year after the 
death of an older daughter, of the same Christian name. Dr. Charles Higginbotham, the father, is recorded 
among the pewholders of St. Paul's Church, Narragansett, and was a prominent man in the community. 
The recorded children of Thomas and Mary Gardiner, in South Kingstown, are: 
Mary, born Nov. 23, 1744. 
Richard, born Feb. 3, 1745. 
Thomas, born March 23, 1746. 
Tabitha, born May 24, 1752. 

The father of Caleb and Jeremiah, given in the text, was styled, at the time of the marriage of the latter, 
"Thomas of Exeter." 

147 "Married April 30, 176^." 

The South Kingstown records state that the father of John Gardiner, who married Bathsheba Watson, 
a daughter of Jeffrey, April 30, 1767, was John Gardiner, weaver. 

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148 "Abiel Browne." 

The marriage of Capt. Abiel Brown and Susannah Bardin, by Samuel Helme, Justice, Oct. 20, 1795, is re- 
corded in South Kingstown. This is probably a late (perhaps second) marriage of the Abiel of the text, or, 
possibly, that of a son. No children of the marriage are recorded in South Kingstown. 

149 "Joseph Jess." 

Joseph Jess is frequently mentioned by Dr. MacSparran, in his Diary. The Jesses, as the Doctor spelled 
the name, were near neighbors of Capt. Benoni Sweet, at the northerly end of Ridge Hill. 

150 "Mary Wickes." 

Mary Wickes was a daughter of Thomas Wickes, of Warwick, who was born, Sept. 8, 1715, upon the estate 
assigned to John Wickes, his great-grandfather, on the first settlement of the town, prior to 1647, and 
continuing in the possession of the family for eight generations. 

Thomas Wickes married Ruth Brown, a daughter of William, of South Kingstown, and a sister of Robert, 
the father of Rowland, who was thus a first cousin of his wife. Mary Wickes was baptized by Rev. Dr. 
MacSparran, May 19, 1753. 

151 " Hamiah Fry." 

Hannah Fry was a granddaughter of Gov. Thomas Fry, who occupied that office from August, 1727, to 
May, 1729, and, on her mother's side, a granddaughter of Capt. Samuel Greene, of Apponaug. Her 
sister Sarah married "King Richard Greene, of Potowomut." 

152 "Married Rowland Hazard." 

Rowland Hazard was born in 1762 and died in 1834, being a son of Jeremiah, 5 (Robert, 4; Jeremiah, 
3; Robert 2; Thomas, i). Rowland and Elizabeth had five children: I. Mary; 2. Elizabeth (married Nicholas 
Gardiner, of Exeter); 3. Ruth (married Elisha R. Potter, of South Kingstown); 4. Esther; 5. Rodman 
Hazard (born 1797, died 1842). 

153 " He was a Deputy." 

Ezekiel Gardiner was a deputy from North Kingstown, also, in 1765. In 1756 he does not appear to have 
served in that office. 

154 "Born July 2, 1745." 

An indistinct pencilled note seems to record that George Gardiner, 5, removed to Ontario Co., N. Y., where 

he married and had children, viz, Mary, George, Dorcas (who married Eleazer Ingrahara), and A 

Gardiner. 

155 "Joseph Watson, Jr." 

It is recorded in South Kingstown that Hannah Gardiner, of North Kingstown, and Jeffrey Watson, Jr., of 
South Kingstown, were married by Rev. Samuel Albro, March 24, 1757. 

156 "Amie {Gardiner) Boss." 

Amie was the eldest daughter of Stephen Gardiner, 3 (Benoni, 2; George, i), and was born June 13, 1701. 
See Note 30. 

157 "Ezekiel Sheffield." 

It is recorded, in New Shoreham, that Ezekiel Sheffield and Hannah Westcott were married there by John 
Littlefield, Warden, May 4, 1760, and that they had two children born there, Edmund, May 27, 1760, and 
Elizabeth, Jan. 10, 1764. 

158 "George Gardiner Chantplin." 

There appears to be no record of a marriage of this George Gardiner Champlin, in Exeter. On Dec. I, 181 1, 
occurred the marriage of Mary Wilcox, of South Kingstown, and George G. Champlin, of Exeter, who was 

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probably George Gardiner Champlin, and may well have been a son of George Gardiner Champlin, born July 
19. 1754- In another Exeter record, Sylvester W. Champlin, born Aug. il, l8i 3, appears as a son of 
George G. and Mary. 

159 "Stephen Champlin was born Feb. ig, 1761." 

Nothing farther than this record is known concerning Stephen Champlin, 5 (Mary Gardiner, 4; George, 3; 
Nicholas, 2; George, l). There is, however, recorded in Exeter the marriage, by Elder Eliot Locke, Feb. 9, 
1796, of Dorcas Dawley and Stephen Champlin, who may well have been the Stephen of the te.xt, except in 
view of his unusual age of thirty-five years. In those days of early marriages, such an age was almost un- 
exampled, for a first one, although this may have been a second marriage, the first being unrecorded. 
The Children of Stephen and Dorcas Champlin were 

1. Hannah, born Aug. 20, 1799; died Sept. 6, 1822. 

2. Stephen, born March 9, 1801. 

160 "George Perry." 

These three children of Edward and Dorcas (Gardiner) Perry are recorded in Richmond, R. I. 

161 "Born in 1705. " 

The Greenes of Rhode Island, p. 130, states that David Greene, 4, was born at Jamestown, R. I., Sept. 11, 1701. 

162 "Job and Bridget." 

Bridget (Gardiner) Sherman was the only daughter of Benoni Gardiner, 2, son of George, i. She was born 
Nov. 8, 1687, and married Job Sherman Dec. 23, 1714. 

163 "As second wife." 

The fifth child of John Watson, Jr., and Isabel, born Sept. 3, 1 746, is given in Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode 
Island (South Kingstown, p. 58), as Mary, rather than Mercy. 

164 "John Case Talked hard." 

John Case, Esq., was a resident of Tower Hill, occupying the "Quaker Hill Farm." He was a devoted and 
liberal supporter, as well as an exemplary member, of St. Paul's Church, Narragansett. He was born about 
1 701, and died in 1770. By his will he devised his Tower Hill estate to the S. P. G. towards the support of 
a local bishop of the Church of England. 

165 "Samuel Fothergill." 

"Samuel Fothergill, also, the calm and persuasive Quaker, passed at this time a half year in Newport in the 
house of his brother-in-law, John Proud, and Quakerism throve under his gentle teaching." Greene's Short 
History of Rhode Island, p. 1 59. At about this period there was a physician in London, Dr. John Fothergill, 
with whom young Dr. Waterhouse of Newport studied, and who may have been a relative of Samuel. 

166 "Oldrich." 

The Aldrich family belonged in Providence and Smithfield. Samuel Aldrich, in May, 1706, had leather, 
worth IIS. 3d., taken from him. as a fine for not training, he being a Quaker. Samuel had four sons, and it 
is not unlikely that the "very able" preacher, on this occasion, was one of them, or, perhaps, a son of one. 
A nephew of Samuel David Aldrich appears to have lived in North Kingstown, and was, probably, also 
a Quaker. 

167 "Scribings." 

James Scriven (usually, but incorrectly, called Scribbens) was a quite notable character of his day. He came 
from Long Island to live in South Kingstown, about 1732, marrying Hannah Sherman, of North Kingstown. 
With very narrow abilities in common life, being hardly able to earn a living, he was yet "a most wonderful 
preacher." A lawyer of some repute was so much affected by his preaching that he begged to be introduced 

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to such "a very sensible and learned man." But, on attempting to converse with him, he exclaimed, "Why, 
he is a fool!" Yet once, in a verbal passage at arms with the Rev. Dr. MacSparran, the humble Quaker 
preacher came out decidedly the better. 

168 "Mary Wanton:' 

Mary Wanton, the Mrs. Coggeshall at whose funeral Mr. Watson was present, was born in 1707, being a 
daughter of Michael Wanton (born 1679), a brother of Governors William and John Wanton, and the fifth 
son of the Rhode Island founders of the family, Edward and Elizabeth. Mary Wanton was a great-grand- 
mother of Gen. Silas Casey and a great-great-grandmother of Gen. Thomas Lincoln Casey, Thomas C. 
Greene and William Maxwell Greene. 

169 " Hannah Gardiner." 

Hannah Gardiner was a daughter of Sylvester, 4 (Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, l) and Lydia (Dawley) 
Gardiner, of North Kinsgtown. 

170 "Born Feb. 16, 1746." 

Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode Island (South Kingstown, p. 58) gives the date of Bathsheba Watson's 
birth as Sept. 16, 1748, and that of her marriage as April 30, 1767. Bathsheba Watson and her sister Sarah 
married brothers. 
The last two children given here, John and Elizabeth, are not recorded in Arnold. 

171 "Born Aug. IS, 1749." 

There is recorded, in Exeter, the marriage of William, son of John Champlin, deceased, and Abigail Sherman, 
a daughter of Eber. If this is the William above, he would have attained the unusual age of forty years, 
at the time of his marriage. It may be that John Champlin (No. (;4j) had a son William. 

172 "Married Mercy Watson." 

This seems to conflict with the statements in the text, that Mercy Watson, a daughter of John, Jr., 
married Babcock, and that her sister Bridget married Abijah Babcock. (See A^o. 721 and No. 723.) 

173 "Patience Watson." 

It is recorded, in North Kingstown, that on Nov. 25, 1802, Alexander Gardiner and Mrs. Patience Watson 
were married by Elder Benjamin Weight, indicating that the lady was a widow. If she were an unmarried 
daughter of Stephen and Abigail (Arnold) Watson, she must have been of the age of about forty years, 
unusual for a first marriage. It does not seem possible, at the present time, to identify Alexander Gardiner. 

174 "Elizabeth Watson." 

The Greenes 0} Rhode Island does not appear to contain a record of the marriage of Elizabeth Watson to a 
son of David Greene. There is, however, a record (pp. 351, 518) of the marriage of Elizabeth Greene, a 
daughter of "David Greene, 6, of North Kingstown" (David, 5; David, 4; David, 3; James, 2; John, l), born 
May 19 (17?), 1787, to Champlin "Watson, of -Watson Hill, New York." It is not impossible that the 
Elizabeth Watson ( No. gyS) of the text was born a Greene, and was the wife of Champlin Watson ( No. g77), 
rather than his sister. 

175 "Abigail Watson." 

There is a record, in Richmond, of the marriage, Feb. 9, 1752, of Abigail Watson and Caleb Foster. It is 
not unlikely that she may be the Abigail Watson of the text, whose brother Simeon was married in Rich- 
mond shortly before. 

176 "Jeremiah Brown." 

The Westerly records show that Benjamin and Abigail Brown had a son John, born April 3, 1739, between 

James and Jeremiah. 

The Exeter records give the marriage of a Jeremiah Brown and Amie Tanner on Jan. 19, I7S8. 

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177 "Married Isabella Watson." 

This does not seem to harmonize with statements that Bridget Watson (daughter of John, Jr.), born in 1741, 
married Abijah Babcock, a son of David and Dorcas (Brown) Babcock, and that her sister Mercy, born in 
1 746, married a Babcock, possibly Abijah, as a second wife. Isabella is said to have married Peleg Gardiner. 

178 "Peter Wells." 

It is recorded in South Kingstown that Peter Wells, of Westerly, presumably the Peter of the text, was mar- 
ried to Elizabeth Carpenter, of South Kingstown, by Joseph Crandall, Justice, March i, 1759. 

179 "Joshua Clark." 

There is recorded in Richmond, in addition to the eight children of William and Rebecca Clark, recorded in 
Charlestown and given in the text, a daughter Rebecca, born June 13, 1748, between Peter and Joshua. 

180 "He died September 16, J757." 

Beside the Peter Wells ( No. 242) of the text, who was a son of Peter and Ann (Watson) Wells, and who 
married, Dec. 1 1 , 1 733, Elizabeth Sweet, a daughter of William, there was living at the same period another 
Peter Wells, who was a son of Jonathan and Sarah (Sweet) Wells, and who married, July 2, 1746, another 
Elizabeth Sweet, a daughter of Richard, of West Greenwich. The records of East Greenwich seem to show 
that the "Elizabeth, wife of Peter," who died Sept. 13, 1757, and the Peter who followed her so soon, on 
Sept. 16, 1757, were the latter, rather than, as stated in the text, the former. These deaths accompany the 
records of the family of Jonathan Wells in the above town, rather than those of Peter Wells, Sr., which are 
in South Kingstown. 

It is also recorded in East Greenwich that "Sarah Wells, 2d daughter of Peter," died Sept. 18, 1757 (only 
five days after her mother, and two after her father). This cannot be the Peter who was a son of Peter 
and Ann, inasmuch as he does not appear to have had a daughter Sarah, and his second daughter was named 
Dinah (changed to Elizabeth). 

181 "Acorsi?) Ratlibone." 

In the original entry of Dorcas Wells ( No. 245) in the Third Generation, it is recorded that she married 
Joshua Rathbone and had, on record, one child, Joshua. No record is found of a second child, as in the text. 

182 "Born Dec. 17, 1738." 

The North Kingstown records show that John and Sarah Sheldon had a daughter (name burned away) born 
May 21, 1728, exactly one year before Herodias, the first child given in the text. This entry makes date of 
marriage, 1726-7, more probable than 1727-8, both of which are given. 

183 "Feb. 2, I7g6." 

The Newport records, in addition to the son Gardiner given in the text, attribute to William and Frances 
Benson also a son George, born Aug. 20, 1 751. 

184 "William Atherton." 

It is very doubtful whether the Sarah Wanton, who married William Atherton, Dec. 13, 1784, was a daughter 
of Capt. Peter and Elizabeth (Gardiner) Wanton. The record in the parish register of Trinity Church, 
Newport, reads as follows: 

"Dec. 13, 1784, William Atherton, of Jamaica, was married to Mrs. Sarah Wanton." 
On the tablet commemorating her, set up in the church by her husband, in November, 1788, is the follow- 
ing touching inscription: 

"Sacred may this marble long remain (the just tribute of a husband's affections) to the Memory of Mrs. 
Sarah Atherton, wife of William Atherton, of Jamaica, Esq., and daughter of Jahleel Brenton, Esq., and 
Mary his wife, of Newport, who was translated from this to a happier State, on the 19th of June [July?], 
1787, aged 35 years; while her Ashes rest entombed in the Clifton burying-ground in this Town. 
If an assemblage of all the Virtues which adorn and dignify the Soul, united to Elegance of Person and Re- 
finement of manners, could have rescued her from Death, she still had lived." 

Mrs. 



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Mrs. Atherton (Sarah Brenton) had been oreviously married (Jan. 22, 1775), as a second wife, to Joseph 
Wanton, Jr., a son of Governor Joseph and a grandson of Governor William Wanton. 

185 "Willett Carpenter." 

Joseph and Mary (Willett) Carpenter had two sons named Willett, one born June 8, 1714, and the other, as 
in the text, Jan. 5, 1736. The ^iri/ Willett Carpenter had been named one of the two heirs of the family 
estate in Boston Neck, but died before coming into possession. His brother Francis became heir of the whole 
estate, the second Willett being excluded. 

186 "Willett Carpenter." 

Willett Carpenter, who married Betsey (Elizabeth) Case, is given, by Mr. Updike (History of the Narragan- 
sett Church, 2 ed. II, 12), as the eldest son of Francis and Esther (Helme) Carpenter, instead of as a son of 
Willett and Ann (Gardiner) Carpenter, as in the text. Willett Carpenter, Esq., occupied the Willett fam- 
ily estate in Boston Neck, at the time of the publication of the first edition of the History of the Narragan- 
sett Church, in 1847, and, with his family, was well known by Mr. Updike. The Rev. James H. Carpenter, 
sometime rector of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Wakefield, R. I., Powell H. Carpenter, late of 
Providence, Francis Willett Carpenter, Joseph Case Carpenter, and Benjamin Carpenter were sons of Wil- 
let and Elizabeth (Case) Carpenter, who were married Oct. 4, 1 801. 

Several of the children assigned to Willett and Ann, in the text, i. e. Francis, Esther, Willett (as above), 
and Abigail, correspond to those given by Mr. Updike to Francis and Esther, no doubt correctly. 
The list of children of Francis and Esther (Helme) Carpenter, given by Mr. Updike, is as follows: 

1. Esther, living in 1847. 

2. Willett, living in 1847. 

3. James. 

4. Francis. 

5. Mary, who married Samuel Gardiner. 

6. Abigail, living in 1847. 

7. Sarah. 

The list of the same in the Kingstown records at Wickford is (name of mother burned): 

1. Francis, son, born Oct. 9, , and died Jan. 29, 1775. 

2. Ester, born April — , . 

3. Willet, born June 17, A. D. . 

4. James, born April 5, A. D. . 

5. Mary, born Dec. 31, A. D. . 

Recorded Feb. 14, 1776, Geo. Thomas, Town Clerk. 

6. Abigail, born Jan. 7, A. D. . 

7. Sarah, born April 26, A. D. . 

8. Francis, born Jan. 21, A. D. . 

The early death of the first Francis (1775) accounts for his omission in Mr. Updike's list, prepared seventy 
years later, as it does also for the occupation of the estate by his younger brother, Willett (b. 1772). 
It is likely that the ruinous condition of the Kingstown records led the author to mistake the family of 
Francis Carpenter for that of his brother Willett, the names of the parents being partially burned. The 
marriage of Willett Carpenter and Ann Gardiner (July I, 1764,) is duly recorded in Newport, but there 
is no record of their children there, or, so far as the Editor knows, anywhere else. 

187 "Caleb Gardiner." 

While the connection of Caleb Gardiner, of Newport, with the Gardiners of Narragansett is rather prob- 
lematical and uncertain, on account of the doubt as to his father's being a son of Joseph, 2 (George, i), he 
is yet worthy of record as a very prominent and influential citizen. By his first wife. Dr. Robinson's 
daughter, he had five children. 

The father of his second wife, Samuel Fowler, was also a man of repute in Newport, his house being still 
(or very lately) standing on the west side of Thames Street, two or three doors south of the Providence 

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Steamboat Wharf. He was born Nov. 5, 1720, and died Nov. 17, 1794. By Sarah Fowler, Caleb Gardiner 
had other five children. One of them was named for his grandfather, Samuel Fowler Gardiner, and perished 
in the burning of the Ocean House, on Bellevue Avenue, Newport, in the summer of 1845. 
During the Revolution Captain Gardiner enjoyed the confidence of both the American forces and the French, 
being appointed French consul for the district at the establishment of peace. At his house, now (or re- 
cently) owned by the heirs of the late Dr. Daniel Watson, he entertained the distinguished officers of the 
allied armies. (Mason's Annals of Trinity Church, Newport, p. 221.) 

188 "Daniel Gardiner." 

Daniel Gardiner, who appears here as a son of William, 3 (Joseph, 2; George, i), is called by the author, 
in her earlier work, The Hazard Family (p. 96), a son of Nathan. 

189 "Sands{?) Gardiner." 

Sands Gardiner is called in The Hazard Family (p. 97) only Niles, the alternative name given in the text. 

190 " Peter B. Phillips." 

Gen. Peter B. Phillips was a son of Major Samuel and Dorothy (Bovyer) Phillips, of North Kingstown, 
near Wickford, where he lived at the large family residence, still standing (1912). Major Samuel com- 
manded one of the five boats in Colonel Barton's expedition, in 1777, for the capture of General Prescott, 
at Portsmouth, on Rhode Island. 

191 "Born Nov. 22, 1800." 

The North Kingstown records give a daughter, Izilt Cole (Browning), born Aug. 13, 1804, between Sarah C. 
and Abby Ann Congdon. 

192 "She married Peter Semmons {Simon?), s. p." 

The author, in accordance with general tradition, records that the beautiful and unfortunate Mrs. Hannah 
(Robinson) Simon died without issue. There is, however, ground for believing that this view is erroneous. 
Mr. Wm. W. Chapin, of Providence, has discovered some interesting facts which favor an opposite con- 
clusion. 

The late Doctor William ("Billy") Bowen, of Providence, is represented, by Mr. Updike, in the History 0} 
the Narragansett Church (Vol. I, new ed. p. 230), as having frequently visited at Rowland Robinson's, in 
Boston Neck, and conversed about the beauty of his daughter Hannah. There is reason to believe that 
there was considerable intimacy between members of the Bowen family and the Robinsons. Benjamin 
Bowen, a second cousin of Dr. William, died Feb. 21, 1784, in the fifty-seventh year of his age. In a clause 
of his will, he gives to Hannah Simon the household furniture which came into his hands from her mother, 
Hannah Simon (undoubtedly originally Hannah Robinson). It is said in Representative Men and Old 
Families of Rhode Island (p. 1009), that Hannah Simon, daughter of Hannah Simon, became the wife of Dr. 
Joseph Bowen, of Glocester, R. I., a son of Benjamin Bowen. In the Glocester records there appears a 
granddaughter of Dr. Joseph Bowen, with the name of Hannah Robinson Bowen (born April 16, 1841), show- 
ing, beyond much question, that her grandmother, Mrs. Hannah (Simon) Bowen, was the daughter of 
Hannah Robinson, who married Peter Simon (or Simons). There are also, in the same town, records of 
the births of Hatmah Siraon Bowen, born Aug. 7, 1857, and Herbert Robinson Bowen, born Aug. 25, 1861, 
both, as well as the Hannah above, children of Clovis H., a son of Dr. Joseph Bowen. 
The circumstances attending the passing of the household furniture of Mrs. Hannah (Robinson) Simon into 
the hands of Benjamin Bowen are not now known. 

The quaint and pathetic inscription upon the gravestone of Benjamin Bowen, in St. John's Churchyard, 
Providence, alludes to an unjust aspersion which clouded his memory: 

"The sculptured stone in vain essays 
Thy worth, dear Bowen, to impart. 
An epitaph of nobler praise 
Is written on the feeling Heart. 

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Yet Ah! accept the sculptor's aid 

Thy injured memory to save, 
For soon that record must be laid 

Beside thee in the silent grave." 

193 "Jan. 3, 17S4." 

Another account gives Dec. 28, 1783, as the date of the marriage of William Robinson and Ann Scott. Wil- 
liam Robinson, in some accounts, is styled William R. Robinson. He died shortly previous to his father, 
without issue. He had been, for several years,' a warden of Trinity Church, Newport. The full name of 
Dr. Mann, whom Mrs. Robinson married as a second husband, was John Preston Mann. He was, for some 
years, a vestryman of Trinity Church. Mr. Mason, in his Annals of Trinity Church, Newport (p. I64), 
records the date of Mrs. Mann's death as Oct. 10, 1841, rather than 1839, as given in the text, and her age 
as seventy-seven years. 

194 "Frederick Gardiner." 

If, as there seems to be no reason to doubt, the author is correct in stating that Frederick Gardiner lived to 
marry, the assertion of the History of the Narragansett Church (Vol. I, 135, 2 ed.), that Thomas (his father) 
died "without issue," is, probably, if only on that ground, an error. But, beside, there can be little question 
that the "Frederick Gardiner, Esq.," who is recorded as having been present at a meeting of St. Paul's Cor- 
poration, at the Glebe House, Feb. 25, 1793, a half-dozen years after Thomas' death, was the Frederick of 
the text. 

195 "He married, second, Sarah ." 

It is not now possible to find a certain record of a second marriage of Amos Gardiner. It is recorded in 

South Kingstown that "Amos Gardiner, son of Jo , of North Kingstown, was married to Sarah 

Watson, a daughter of Stephen Champlin, of South Kingstown, Jan. 7, 1794," i. e. three orfour years after 
the date of his will and when he was sixty-four years of age. He may, of course, have lived several years 
after making his will. 

196 "He married Eunice Hazard." 

Eunice Hazard was a daughter of "Virginia Tom" Hazard, by his second wife, Eunice Rhodes. The eight 
children of this marriage were accustomed to spell their name Haszard. Several of them settled in Prince 
Edward Island, and from them the Haszards now living in that island are descended. 

197 "Died Aug. 5, 1831." 

Daniel Updike, of East Greenwich, according to a notice in the Providence Journal, drawn by William G. 
Goddard, Esq. (History of the Narragansett Church, 2 ed. II, p. 24), "died at his residence in East Green- 
wich, on the fifteenth of June, 1842, at the advanced age of eighty-one years." 

Mrs. Anstis Lee, also, in her "Narrative of a Horseback Journey to Connecticut in 1791" {History of Nar- 
ragansett Church, 2 ed. Ill, 101), names, as her companion, "my oldest brother, Daniel Updike, who lately 
died at East Greenwich, in June, 1842, at the advanced age of 81 years." A full account of Mr. Updike will 
be found in the above History (Vol. II, pp. 24, 25). The statement in the text, that he married Elizabeth 
Wall, is incorrect. She was the wife of his cousin, Daniel Eldred Updike, of Wickford, Collector of the Port 
of North Kingstown. Daniel Updike, of East Greenwich, married Miss Ardelissa Arnold, a daughter of 
Colonel William, the proprietor of Arnold's Hotel, at East Greenwich, and a merchant in the West India 
trade. After the decease of Colonel Arnold, the hotel became the Updike House, still (1917) existing in 
East Greenwich. There is e.xtant an interesting account of a Spinning Bee, held in the old Kent County 
Court House, April 21, 1789, to encourage domestic manufactures, when Ardelissa Arnold and her elder 
sister Lydia, with forty-o7ie other patriotic ladies, spun, in competition, 173 skeins of yarn, between sunrise 
and sunset, in the presence of an excited multitude, not a few of them gentlemen. 

Daniel and Ardelissa (Arnold) Updike left one son and two daughters, Alice and Abby, who long continued 
to maintain the Updike House. The name of the son is believed to have been Lodowick. 

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198 "Anstress Updike." 

The Christian name of Lodowick Updike's third child is believed to have been Anslis, rather than Anstress. 
She was born in North Kingstown, June 20, 1765, and married William Lee, Sept. 25, 1811. At the time 
of her death, in 1864, she was living in Wickford, and, although she had reached her one hundredth year, 
it was caused by an accident, rather than by old age. She was a woman of strong personality. Apparently 
with a premonition of her longevity, on selling a piece of real estate near the Arcade in Providence to Mr. 
Alexander Duncan, when she was about seventy years of age, she readily accepted the offered privilege of 
receiving the consideration for it in the form of an annuity, thereby, by reason of her long survival, deriving 
great advantage. Mrs. Lee had no children. She left a legacy to St. Paul's Church. Her sprightly "Nar- 
rative of a Horseback Journey to Connecticut in 1791" is preserved in the Hist, of the Narr. Church (2 ed. 
MI, p. loi). 

199 "Mary Updike, 2d." 

Mary Updike, 2d, was born, in North Kingstown, about 1770, and married Capt. Nathaniel Mundy. She 
died Aug. 26, 1842, without children. 

200 "Abigail Updike." 

Abigail Updike was born at North Kingstown June 10, 1769, and married, about 1800, Joseph Reynolds, 
of Exeter. She died Dec. 19, 1862. Mrs. Reynolds was survived by two sons, Alfred and Edwin Halsey, 
and several grandchildren, the children of the latter. She left a fragrant memory of uncommon gentleness. 
In 1874 her sons placed a chancel window, in her memory, in St. Paul's Church, Wickford, the Old Narra- 
gansett parish of her ancestors. 

201 "Sarah Updike." 

Sarah Updike was born in North Kingstown, June 10, 1771, and died May 6, 1850. Her son, D. Updike 
Hagan, born 1809, lived at Cranston, in the vicinity of Providence, 'Until within a few years (1912), and 
left a son. 

202 "Lydia Updike." 

Lydia Updike was born at North Kingstown, April 29, 1772, and married Frederick Crary, by whom she 
had several children. Mrs. Crary died at Middleport, O., May 2, 1866. 

203 "Lodowick Updike." 

Lodowick Updike, Jr., was born in North Kingstown, Aug. 15, 1777, and married Rhoda Baker, by whom 
he had a son and a daughter, both of them dying unmarried. He was a warden of St. Paul's Church, Wick- 
ford, in 1807. He lived, at different periods, in Philadelphia, Havana, Brazil, and New York, in the latter 
of which he is believed to have been in business and to have died (at an uncertain date). 

204 "Alfred Updike." 

Alfred Updike married Dorcas Eldred Reynolds, having no children, the date of his death being April 25, 
1869. He was known as Captain Updike. His residence, still standing, was on the south side of Main 
Street, Wickford, a few rods west of Bridge Street, and was occupied for several years, after his death, by 
Miss Catharine LTpdike, the daughter of his brother Lodowick. 

205 "Gilbert Updike." 

Gilbert Updike was born in North Kingstown, Sept. 8, 1781. He married Hannah Dennis, of Newport, 
by whom he had a son, Dennis, and a daughter. Mr. Updike removed to the West, where he died. 
All the above dates of birth, in the family of Lodowick Updike, have been taken from a fine old Latin fam- 
ily Bible, of 1607, now the property of Daniel Berkeley Updike, of Boston. 

206 "Wilkins Updike." 

Wilkins Updike was a distinguished lawyer of Rhode Island and the author of the History of the Narragan- 

sett Church and of Memoirs of the Rhode Island Bar. He died Jan. 14, 1867. 

Children 



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Children of Wilkins and Abigail (Watson) Updike 

Thomas Bowdoin, born 1810; died in 1892. 

Isabella Watson, born Feb. 28, 1812; married Richard Kidder Randolph. 

Abby Antonia, born July 20, 1813; married Henry A. Hidden. 

Mary Anstis, born July 20, 1814; married Samuel Rodman. 

Walter Watson, born April 17, 1817; married Prudence Page, and died in 1861. 

Aritis Taylor, born January, 1819; died unmarried in 1875. 

Angelina, born August, 1820; married John F. Greene, of Warwick, and died in 1877. 

Elizabeth Townsend, born 1823; died in 1841, unmarried. 

Caesar Augustus, born March 7, 1824; married Elizabeth Bigelow Adams, and died in 1877, leaving one 

son, Daniel Berkeley. 

Caroline Matilda, born in 1826; married John Eddy, of Providence. 

Daniel, born in 1833; died at about the age of nineteen. 

There was also a daughter Alice, who died in infancy. 

207 "William Gardiner." 

William Gardiner was brought up by his uncle, Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, of Boston. Soon after having been 
set up in business, by his father, in Hartford, he was killed by the explosion of the powderhouse, in that 
town, on the occasion of celebrating the repeal of the Stamp Act, in 1766. His son James, noted in the text, 
received "100 Spanish milled dollars, when of the age of 21," also "two silver candlesticks," in the will of 
his grandmother, Mrs. Mary (Taylor) Gardiner, made in 1772. The widow of William Gardiner, who died 
in 1766, married Ralph Pomeroy, Esq., a lawyer of Hartford, by whom she had four children. An interest- 
ing old portrait in oils of young Mr. Gardiner (William) is in the possession of his great-grand-nephew, 
Daniel Berkeley Updike. 

208 "Colonel McRea of the United States Army." 

Col. William McRea was of Irish descent, his father having married Miss Allison, of Pennsylvania, a sister 
of the Rev. Dr. Allison, of Baltimore. In the year 1791 the future Colonel McRea was appointed a lieu- 
tenant in the United States service, seeing active service in the Northwestern Territory and distinguishing 
himself under General Jackson, during the campaign in Louisiana, in the war of 1814. Colonel McRea 
died of Asiatic cholera, Nov. 3, 1832,3! the age of sixty-five years. Mrs. McRea was still living in Newport 
as late as 1847. 

209 "Children of Colonel John." 

John Gardiner, of Boston Neck, bequeathed to his son John, known as "Colonel John Gardiner," "all the 
old homestead farm, whereon Son Amos now liveth," supposed to be the estate at Bonnet Point and Wes- 
quage Beach. 

There exists a manuscript of unknown date, with the heading, "The loss of the Anastasia & the miraculous 
escape of Lieut. Drummond of the Royal Navy, who commanded the said Ship, and its crew by means of 
a Bullock." The account proceeds to say: "The above is on a print hanging up in the Col. John Gardiner 
house, in Boston Neck, which was struck by Lieut. Drummond and sent to him from London. There is 
the Ship driven on shore, at Wcsquage, in a storm, with the surf bursting over her stern, the crew on the 
bow out of water, on the beach, and the people on the shore. Neither could the crew get off nor a boat 
to her. The Anaslasia was a British Tender, with stock on board, and the officers put an ox overboard 
and fastened a rope to his horns. After the loss of several, one reached the shore, and, by means of this 
rope, the officers and crew escaped from the Ship to the beach. Col. Gardiner and his wife are represented 
on the beach, and the maid and two of his children. The Colonel treated the shipwrecked with the greatest 
kindness and hospitality." The above-mentioned print was long since removed from the Gardiner house 
(still standing at Wesquage), but is said to be yet in existence, in the possession of a family lower down the 
Neck. The order of the seven children of Colonel Gardiner, as given in the text, is quite different from that 
assigned to them by Mr. Updike, in the History of the Narragansett Church (2d ed. Vol. II, p. 105), but 
may be the more correct one. No record of the dates of their birth seems to be in existence. 

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210 "Sylvester Gardiner." 

After the death of Col. John Gardiner, in 1808, it appears that the Gardiner homestead became the residence 
of his son, Sylvester. It would not, however, seem that he spent there the whole of the remainder of his 
life. Mr. Wilkins Updike, his cousin, in a letter of June 20, 1862, speaks of "Sylvester Gardiner, the son 
of John and grandson of John, the brother of Dr. Gardiner, of Boston," adding that he "died some years 
ago, in the state of New York, but with whom and at what place I don't know." He was, however, still 
alive in 1847. 

It was this Sylvester Gardiner who had a genealogy of his ancestors which stated (incorrectly) that Joseph 
Gardiner, who first migrated to this country, having been born in 1601 and having died in 1670, was the 
youngest son of Sir Thomas Gardiner, Kt., of Yorkshire. The Rev. James Carpenter, in 1844, wrote out 
for Sylvester Gardiner, from scattered notes collected by the latter, the above genealogy. It is printed in 
the Narragansetl Historical Register, Vol. I, 3, pp. 211-13. Allusion is made in the same article (p. 213) 
to "the present (1883) Sylvester, of Boston Neck," apparently a son of the Sylvester of this note, and an 
occupant of the old Wesquage house. 

211 "Benjamin Gardiner." 

Elizabeth Wickes' father, Thomas, was born in Warwick, Sept. 8, 1715, upon the estate of his ancestors, 
where he continued to live till his death in 1803. He could not, therefore, have been "of East Greenwich." 
Mr. Mason, in The Annals of Trinity Church, Newport (p. 221), gives the name of the second wife of Ben- 
jamin Gardiner as Almy Ann Coggeshall, of Newport. The town records, however, have Amey, like the 
text. 

Benjamin Gardiner, during the early portion of his married life, lived at Boston Neck and Tower Hill, in 
Narragansett, but, about 1784, removed to Middletown, where he passed the remainder of his life upon his 
farm, near Paradise Rock. He was a useful and generous member of Trinity Parish, Newport, serving upon 
the vestry in 1786 and during all the remaining portion of his life, his death occurring in 1819. 
There is extant a letter, written by Mr. Gardiner, in 1810, to his nephew, Daniel Updike, then of Wickford, 
at the time of some temporary disturbance in St. Paul's Parish, displaying uncommon judiciousness and a 
genuine Christian spirit. At the time of the building of Tower Hill Church, consecrated by Bishop Griswold 
in 1818, it is recorded that "Judge Benjamin Gardiner, of Middletown, gave [towards the enterprise] sixty 
dollars and got near five hundred subscribed in Newport." 

Thomas Wickes Gardiner, a grandson of Benjamin, continued, until about thirty years since (1883), to in- 
habit the ancient house of the Wickes family, standing in Old Warwick, at the western corner of the Warwick 
Neck Road. 

212 "Watte Rhodes, of ." 



Waite Rhodes appears to have been a daughter of Malacha [Malachi] Rhodes, of Warwick, and to have 
been born Feb. 18, 1777. Wickes Gardiner and Waite Rhodes were married in Warwick, where, also, the 
births of their children are recorded. 

213 "Lor rey Gardiner." 

The third child of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Wickes) Gardiner, as given in the carefully prepared record of 
the family in Middletown, was Benjamin, born at Boston Neck, North Kingstown, Aug. 3, 1779, who died 
Aug. 3, 1780. If this record is correct, there could, of course, have been no such child as the Lorre>' of the text. 

There is a record in North Kingstown of a Larry Gardiner, born May 15, , to a Benjamin and Elizabeth, 

but, although the year has been burned away, the nearest complete date seems to indicate that it must 
have been after 1834. The names of the other children in the list, also, do not generally correspond with 
those in the family of the original Benjamin and Elizabeth Gardiner. 

There is a curious reference to the infant Benjamin Gardiner above, in a letter of reminiscences of Mrs. 
Anstis (Updike) Lee, written about 1842, where she says, in speaking of the Rev. Mr. Fayerweather, "I 
heard him preach at Uncle B. Gardiner's son Benjamin's funeral, a child about a year old." Among the 
papers of Mr. Fayerweather has been found a manuscript prayer entitled "A Funeral Prayer in Church on 
Mr. Benjamin Gardiner's child." 

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214 "James Sayre Gardiner." 

The Rev. James Sayre was settled as Minister of Trinity Church, Newport, in 1786, and retired in 1788, 
after some difficulty with the parish. The fact that Mr. Gardiner named a son for him, in 1789, indi- 
cates that he continued to esteem him. 

215 "John Robinson." 

See No. 343 for John Robinson and his children. John and Hannah Robinson had one son, James, the 
dates of whose birth and death are unknown. There is authority for believing that Hannah Stewart mar- 
ried first a Mr. Mumford. 

216 "Elizabeth Stewart." 

Inasmuch as Matthew and Abigail (Gardiner) Stewart, the parents of Elizabeth, were married in 1735, 
' / and Elizabeth was born in 1744-5, 't 's manifest that her position, in the text, at the fool of the list of ten 

children, cannot be correct. Mr. Updike (History of the Narragansett Church, 2d ed. Vol. I, p. 242), with 
similar improbability, places Elizabeth at the head of the list, although not born until eight or nine years 
after the marriage of her parents. The existing data are not sufficient to establish an authentic order. 
In an interesting passage of Dr. MacSparran's Pjory, written while he and Mrs. MacSparran were visiting 
at Matthew Stewart's, in New London, he notes, under date of March 10, 1744-5, "Baptized a child by the 
name of Elizabeth, Daughter of Mathew Stewart, born during our stay in his house." 
Roswell Saltonstall was a grandson of Governor Saltonstall, rather than a son. 

Mrs. Anstis Lee, in her narrative of a horseback journey to Connecticut, in 1791, speaks of visiting at Mrs. 
Roswell Saltonstall's. 

The late Rev. Dr. Hallam, Rector of St. James' Church, New London, in a letter written Jan. 10, 1842, 
remarks, "There was living here until a few months since, a remarkable lady, who was a niece of Dr. Mac- 
Sparran and remembered him well." This was Mrs. Roswell Saltonstall, originally Elizabeth Stewart. 
She was twelve years old at the time of Dr. MacSparran's death. 

217 "William Hazard." 

Dr. MacSparran, in his Diary, July 16, 1743, records that his "wife came from Mr. Robinson's, in company 
with Billy Hazard," and, Sept. 12, 1744, speaks of "Billy Hazard's weding," at Conanicut. William Hazard, 
afterwards, himself lived at Conanicut, frequently representing the town of Jamestown in the General Assem- 
bly and holding other offices. A few years spent on the sea gave him the title of Captain. 

218 "Thomas Douglass." 

Dr. MacSparran repeatedly refers to the Douglass family in his Diary. Their house, still standing, was 
built about 1737 upon the Post Road, at the corner of that and the one running easterly over "Kit's Hill" 
to the Gilbert Stuart house and the old North Ferry. The date of its erection may yet be read upon the 
heavy stone chimney. It is so situated that the Doctor was always obliged to pass it, in driving between 
the Glebe House, in South Kingstown, and the Church in North Kingstown. Thomas Douglass was a son 
of James, who may have been the head of the family in Dr. MacSparran's day, twenty-five years previously 
to this marriage. 

219 "Benedict Hazard." 

The full Christain name of the fourth son of William and Phebe Hazard appears, according to the James- 
town records, to have been Benedict Arnold. A comparison of the date of birth of Benedict and that of 
Mary, the next child mentioned in the text, shows that the latter must be erroneously introduced. There 
is no child recorded after Benedict in the records of Jamestown. 

220 "Possibly, Edward Hazard." 

There appears to be no son Edward, in the family of William and Phebe Hazard, recorded in either South 
Kingstown or Jamestown. The marriage of an Edward Hazard to Susannah Havens, in North Kingstown, 
is given as occurring both on April 13, 1773, as in the text, and on April 5, 1770. 

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It is hardly probable that all the children of William and Phebe were born in Jamestown. Dr. MacSparran, 
in his Diary, records that their "Infair," or housewarming entertainment, was held, on Sept. 13, 1744, in 
South Kingstown, at the house of Mr. Robinson, afterwards Deputy Governor, the stepfather of Billy 
Hazard, the bridegroom, and it is likely that the young people made it their home for some time. The 
birth of their second child, Dec. 20, 1748, is recorded in South Kingstown, and only the births of the four 
younger ones in Jamestown. 

221 "Robert Hazard." 

Dr. Hazard's study of medicine in Boston caused him to be, it is supposed, the best educated physician in 
South Kingstown at that period, his practice extending into Hopkinton and Charlestown. It is asserted 
that he attended the "Unfortunate Hannah Robinson," in her last illness, although she seems to have died 
considerably subsequent to his death. In the inventory of his estate, the rooms of his dwelling-house, 
with their furniture, are all mentioned, — the parlor and its eight or ten chairs, table and tea-table with its 
fine chima, the sleeping chanbers and their candle-slands, chests and "chests of drawers," and the school- 
room chamber, showing that his children were not sent out of the house to school. 

It is evident from Dr. MacSparran's Diary, that Robert Hazard, when a youth, was a favorite nephew of 
the Doctor and his wife, his name being repeatedly mentioned. 

222 " He married Elizabeth Greene." 

Elizabeth Greene was born Oct. 23, 1761, and was married to Sylvester Gardiner Hazard March 5, 1786. 
She died March 16, 1815. Her father is called "Richard Greene of Potowomut" and sometimes "King 
Richard," on account of his generous way of living and his profuse hospitality. For Elizabeth's twelve 
children see The Greenes of Rhode Island, pp. 381-2. 

223 "Married Mary." 

All that appears certain, in regard to the wife of Caleb Hazard, 5, is that her Christian name was Mary. 
According to The Greenes of Rhode Island (p. 130), David Greene and Mary Knowles, his wife, had a daugh- 
ter Mary, born June 2, 1727, but she is asserted to have married Charles Tillinghast, rather than Caleb Hazard. 
David Greene's will, dated in 1754 and proved in 1757, mentions his "daughter Mary Tillinghast." It is 
curious, however, and somewhat significant, that he speaks also of "grandson David Hazard," although it 
is not recorded that any one of his four daughters married a Hazard. It is, of course, possible that Mr. 
Tillinghast died early and that his widow married Caleb Hazard. But this view is inconsistent with the 
fact that she is called Mary Tillinghast in her father's will, at the same time that there is mentioned a "grand- 
son David Hazard," who is supposed to be her son, by her second husband. 

224 " He died in 1793." 

It is recorded in South Kingstown that Stephen and Abigail Potter had a son Stephen, born May 31, 1775. 
It is probable, as nothing further is given concerning him, that he died young. There seem to have been 
several other children. 

225 "Born June 14, 1760." 

The South Kingstown records give Aug. 3, 1758, as the date of the birth of George, the third child of 
Christopher and Ruhamah Robinson, and June 14, 1760, as that of the fourth child, Elizabeth. 

226 "Mumford Hazard." 

Mumford Hazard, of Newport, was the third son of Simeon and Abigail (Mumford) Hazard, who dwelt 
in Boston Neck at "the Pier" (since known as Walson's Pier), South Kingstown, the site of "the great 
shipyard," that branch of the Hazard family being shipbuilders as well as large farmers. 
Mumford Hazard died June 24, 1811, being in the neighborhood of sixty years of age. An obituary notice 
in the Rhode Island Republican, dated June 26, 181 1, records the event, as follows: "At South Kingstown, 
on the 24th, Mumford Hazard. A man universally beloved and esteemed for his inflexible integrity, in- 
dustry and humanity." 

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227 "He married Frances Wanton." 

William Robinson, a grandson of Governor William Robinson, and a son of Christopher, from whom, ap- 
parently, he was popularly called William C, to distinguish him from others of the name, married Fanny 
Wanton, a daughter of Edward, a son of Governor Gideon Wanton. 

228 "Elizabeth Wanton." 

There is a good deal of confusion as to the marriage or marriages of William Robinson, son of Governor 
William. It seems to be upon good authority that it is asserted, as in the text, that he married Elizabeth, 
the youngest daughter of Philip and Hannah (Rodman) Wanton, of Newport, although the marriage is 
not recorded in that town or in South Kingstown. It is noticeable, however, that the three children, Han- 
nah, Abigail and Philip (born 1 751 to 1755), given in the text, are recorded in South Kingstown as the 
children of William and Sarah (not Elizabeth) Robinson. William Robinson is also said, but apparently 
on insufficient authority, to have married, in 1752, Hannah Brown. The evidence of his second marriage 
to Elizabeth Richmond is unknown to the writer. 

229 "Hannah Robinson." 

It is quaintly recorded in the Narragansetl Parish Register, April 24, 1768: "And Immediately After Divine 
Service Mr. F[ayerweather] Proceeded for home, And Went on With all Speed from thence To Point Ju- 
dith And Married George Browne To Miss Hannah Robinson At her Father William Robinson's In Presence 
of Many." The fact that the father of the bride, at the date of this wedding, was only thirty-eight years 
of age, is a curious illustration of the custom of early marriages in Old Narragansett. 

230 "William Robinson." 

William Robinson, for the sake of distinction was always called, in allusion to his father, Thomas, William 
T. Robinson, although it does not appear that the middle letter was originally given him. He was a grand- 
son of Governor William Robinson and, also, of Thomas Richardson, of Newport, and Mary Wanton, his 
wife, sister of Governor Gideon Wanton, and, thus a great-great-grandson of the first Edward Wanton, 
colonist at Boston (about 1658) and Scituate, Mass. (1661). He married, in 1779, Sarah, a daughter of 
Samuel Franklin, of New York. 

William T. and Sarah Robinson had twelve children, among whom, Esther married Jonas Minturn, of New 
York, Sarah married Joseph S. Coates, of Philadelphia, and Mary married the Hon. William Hunter and 
was known as "the beautiful Mrs. Hunter, of Newport." 

William T. Robinson is introduced into T. R. Hazard's Recollections of Olden Times, where he is represented 
as relating an amusing anecdote. 

231 "Died March 26, 1837." 

Mrs. Hazard was not buried with the Hazards, but in the old Robinson family burying-ground at Point 
Judith, laid out by Governor William, her grandfather, for himself and his descendants. Almost all the 
bodies have, however, been removed to a village cemetery. 

232 "John Robinson." 

John Robinson's first wife was a granddaughter of Gov. George Hazard. His second wife had previously 
married Mr. Mumford. Mr. Robinson was a first cousin of Mrs. Stewart, the mother of his second wife. 
Mrs. Anstis Lee, in her "Horseback Journey," speaks of John Robinson's wife as a sister of Mrs. Roswell 
Saltonstall, of New London. 

233 "By second wife, Hannah." 

The dates of the birth and the death of James Robinson, son of John and Hannah, are unknown. If the 
statement of the History of the Narragansett Church, (2d ed.) Vol. I, p. 242, is correct, that Mrs. Robinson 
survived her husband, and died about 1825, childless, the son must have died early. 

234 "Arthur Browne." 

An unsigned old family manuscript assigns Colonel Brown the Christian name of John, instead of Arthur, 
and omits all the children of Mrs. Browne named in the History of the Narragansetl Church, (2d ed.) Vol. 
I. P- 138. except John, as does, also, Gilmore's Sketch of Christ Church, Gardiner, Maine. oi/ia 



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234a "iJe married Rosa Mary." 

This account of John Browne's marriage, in 1784, agrees with the Genealogy of Dr. Gardiner's family at 
the end of Gilmore's Sketch of Christ Church, Gardiner, Maine. The History of the Narragansett Church 
(2d ed.) Vol. I, p. 138, states, however, that John Browne married a daughter of Lord Howe. 

235 "Robert Hallowell Gardiner." 

By the terms of the will of Dr. Sylvester Gardiner, his grandson, Robert Hallowell, was obliged, as inheritor 
of the estate, to assume his surname. When, upon the attainment of his majority, he entered into posses- 
sion of the property, although appearing frail and delicate, yet, in his face and carriage, he displayed evi- 
dence of native resolution. His future supremacy in Gardiner was at once determined by the courage and 
ability with which he confronted the problems arising from his efforts to develop the estate. 
The conditions under which Robert Hallowell Gardiner became heir to his grandfather's estate are best 
shown by the following copy of the earlier portion of Dr. Gardiner's very voluminous will, his zeal also 
for the maintenance of the Episcopal Church, in Gardiner, incidentally appearing. The will, with four 
codicils, was probated in Newport, R. I. (where the Doctor had become a resident after his return from 
England), Aug. 21, 1786, fifteen days after his decease. Singularly enough the instrument was again pro- 
bated, in 1820, in Kennebec County, Me., on petition of Robert Hallowell Gardiner, and the original docu- 
ment remains on file in the Probate office of that county. 

"WILL OF SYLVESTER GARDINER 
In the Name of God Amen. 

I Silvester Gardiner, late of Boston in the County of Suffolk, now residing at Newport, in the County of 
Newport, and State of Rhode Island and so forth physician, being of Sound Understanding and Memory, 
for which I return my most humble praise and thanks to my mighty and Merciful Creator, and calling to 
mind the uncertainty of my Life, and that it is appointed to all Men once to Die, do make and ordain this, 
my last Will and Testament. 

First I do most humbly resign my Soul to God, humbly beseeching him to pardon all my Sins through the 
all sufficient Merits and Mediation of my Blessed Savior and most Mighty Redeemer Jesus Christ. I Com- 
mit my Body to the Earth from whence it was taken in Assurance of its Resurrection at the last day when 
the Lord Jesus shall change it, that it may be fashioned like to his Glorious Body by his mighty power 
whereby he is able to subdue all things to himself. As to my burial, I desire it may be decent without 
Extravagance, at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned. I order all my Debts and funeral 
Charges to be paid as soon as Convenient after my Decease, such Worldly Goods and Estate it hath pleased 
God to give me I dispose of in the following Manner. • 

Imprimis, I Give and Devise unto my two Sons in Law Robert HoUowell Esquire and Oliver Whipple of 
Portsmouth in the State of New Hampshire in America Esquire all my Cobbisecontee Tract of Land, so 
called at Gardinerston, lying on the West Side of Kennebec River, Abutting on Cobbisecontee great Pond, 
and lies on the North and South Side of Cobbiseconte great River, as by the several grants to me will ap- 
pear. Also an Island on Kennebeck River containing about One hundred and twenty Acres, which was 
formerly called Lynd's Island, but now Gardiners Island, and now Let upon Lease to Joseph Smith, the 
foregoing Island and Land on this Special Trust, for the Express following purpose, (that is to say) 
To and For the Sole use and Benefit of my Son William Gardiner Esquire during his Life, and afterwards 
to the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully begotten, and in default of such Heirs Male, then to the Eldest 
Daughter of the said William Gardiner and the Heirs Male of her Body lawfully begotten, and in default 
of such Issue Male or Female, I Give and Devise all the aforementioned premises, to my Grandson Robert 
Hollowell, son to Robert and Hannah Hollowell, and the Heirs of his Body lawfully begotten, and in de- 
fault of Heirs Male, then to the Eldest Daughter of the said Robert Hollowell, and the Heirs Male of her 
Body lawfully begotten, and in default of such Heirs, Male or Female, of the said Robert Hollowell, then 
I Give and Devise the aforementioned premises to my Grandson Silvester Whipple, Son to Oliver and 
Abigail Whipple, and the Heirs Male of his Body lawfully begotten, and in default of such Heirs Male, 
then to his Eldest Daughter, and the Heirs Male of her Body lawfully begotten; on this Condition, that 
in Case the devised premises should pass to the Heirs Male of the said Robert Hollowell, or the Heirs 

Male 



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Male of the said Oliver Whipple, in such Case the said Male or female heirs, Shall be Obliged to change 
or procure his Name to be Changed from HoUowell or Whipple, as the Estate may happen to pass to the 
one or the other, to the Name of Gardiner, and in default of such Issue Male or Female before specified, 
then to the next Heir at Law, and in Default of Lawful Heirs then to Saint Ann's Church in Gardinerston. 
I give and bequeath Twenty Pounds Sterling to be paid annually for Ever in four Equal Quarterly Pay- 
ments out of the Rents and Incomes of my Cobbisecontee or Gardinerston Estate aforesaid, to the Epis- 
copal Minister for the Time being of Saint Ann's Church in the said Gardinerston, who shall be duly pre- 
sented and Inducted into the said Church, And he shall be deemed rightly Inducted, and Instituted who 
shall be presented to the same by my said Son William Gardiner or his Heirs, the perpetual Successive pat- 
rons of the said Church always supposing that the Major part of the Parishioners of the said Church duly 
qualified by Law to Vote, Agree to the Nomination or Presentation, But if the Major part of the Parish- 
ioners duly Qualified, shall oppose the Person presented by the Patron for the Time being, he shall then 
Present a second within One Year after such Rejection, and if he also be opposed in like manner. He shall 
Present a third, who shall be Inducted, any Opposition Notwithstanding." 

Family Record, from Bible of Robert Hallowell, printed in Birmingham, England, in 1769, and now (1915) 
in possession of Robert Hallowell Gardiner, of Gardiner, Maine. 
Rob. Hallowell born July 1739. Died April 23, 1818. 
Hannah Gardiner born 1744. died 9 February 1796. 

Married January 7, 1772. 
Hannah Hallowell born 27th September. 1773. 

Christened at Kings Chapel by Revd Dr. Canes. (Caner?) 
died 1st May. 1796. 
Nancy Hallowell born 22d Novemb. 1774. 

died Septem. 17th. 1775. 
Ann Hallowell born 15 July. 1776. Christd at 

Halifax, by Revd Wm Walter, died at 
Boston 15 Augt 1800 
Rebecca Hallowell born in London 

Septemb 29, 1777. died May 14, 1779. 
buried in the Parish of Mary Lebone. 
Rob. Hallowell — born in Bristol, Great Britn 

^ 10 Feb. 1782. Christned at St. Stephen's 

Church by the Revd Mr. Grant, name changed 
to Rob. Hall well Gardiner 1803. Died at 
Oaklands* March 22 1864. 
Emma Jane Tudor born in Boston 10 March 

1785 — Christened at Trinity Church. 
Robert Hallowell Gardiner born 10 Feb. 1782 
Died at Oaklands March 22d 1864 
Emma Jane Tudor born 10 March 1785 

Died at Oaklands July 1865 [Date on gravestone is June 24]. 
Married at Trinity Church, Boston, by 
Revd J. S. J. Gardiner June 25, 1805. 
[Their Children.] 
I. Emma Jane Gardiner born Thursday 29th May 1806 at 8 A. M. in 
Boston, Tremont Place. Christened 5th July 1806 by Revd 
J. S. J. Gardiner of Trinity Church — died at Oaklands 
Jany 8, 1845. 

*OBklBnds is the name of the {amily estate at GardiQer, Maine. — H. S. W. 

2. 



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2. Anne Hallowell Gardiner born Saturday 5 December 1807 at 6 A. M. 

in Boston. T[remont] P[lace]. christened Jany 1st 1808 by 

Revd J. S. J. Gardiner of Trinity Church. Married Sept. 18, 

1832 to Francis Richards (born at Goldsborough Maine May 13, 

1805) at Christ Church. 

F. R. died at Oakiands [Apr. 4, 1858.] 

Anne H. R. died in Paris in 1876. [Apr. 25.] 

3. Robert Hallowell Gardiner born friday 3rd November 1800 (1809?) at 

Worromontogus, Pittston, Kennebec. Married June 28, 1842, 

to Sarah Fenwick Jones, born at Savannah, [Georgia], 

March 15, 1814. Died Palm Sunday 1869. [March 31.] 

(R. H. G.) Christened at the Oakiands Sept. 21, 181 1, by 

Rec. James Bowers of Marblehead. Died at Oakiands Sept. 12, 

1886. 

4. Delia Tudor Gardiner born tuesday l6th June 1812 at 6 A. M. at 

the Oakiands, Gardiner, Kennebec. Christened at the Episcopal 
Church in Gardiner May 30, 1813, by Revd Parker Adams of 
Vergennes, Vermont. Married to George Jones Sept. 14, 1834, 
at Christ Church, Gardiner. Died Jany 10, 1836, at Gardiner. 

5. Lucy Vaughan Gardiner born Saturday loth Deer 1814 at 7 A. M. at 

the Oakiands. christened at the Episcopal Church in Gardiner 
Aug 10 1817, by the Revd Gid. W. Olney. died at Oakiands 
Nov. 10, 1847. 

6. John William Tudor Gardiner born thursday June 5 1817 Yi past 

midnight, baptized at the same time & place as Lucy by Revd 
G. W. Olney Augt 10, 1817. Died at Oakiands Sept. 27th 1879. 
Married July 5, 1854 to [Mrs.] Annie E. West (born Hays Octr 
25, 1821), at Wood Yard, Prince George's County, Maryland. 

7. Henrietta Gardiner born Wednesday March 8 1820 at M past 11 

P. M. at Oakiands— baptized at Christ Church June 1820 by 
Revd G. W. Olney. Married to Richard Sullivan Jr at Christ 
Church Sept. 10, 1846. Died at Franzenbad, Austria, July 1880. 

8. Frederic Gardiner born Wednesday Septr 11, 1822, at Yz past 11 

P. M. at Oakiands. baptized at Christ Church, Oct. 27, 1822, 
by Revd G. W. Olney. Married to Caroline Vaughan at Christ 
Church Augt 25 1846. Died at Middletown, Conn. July 17, 1889. 

9. Eleanor Harriet Gardiner born at Oakiands Saturday July 16 1825 

at 5 A. M. baptized at Christ Church Augt 14 1825 by Rev. 
G. W. Olney. 

Children of John William Tudor and Anne Elizabeth Hays Gardiner 
Robert Hallowell Gardiner 3d, born Sept. 9, 1855, at Fort Tejon, 

California. Married June 23d, 1881 to Alice Bangs born Aug. 

14th, 1857 at Watertown, Mass. 
Eleanor Gardiner, born at Benicia, Cal., June 3d 1857. 
Anne Hays Gardiner born at Washington Feb. 21, 1859, died at the 

Wood Yard, Md., May 27, i860. 
Francis Richards Gardiner, born Dec. i6th i860 at Gardiner — died 

in Brookline, Mass., Feb. 12th, 1880. 
John Hays Gardiner and John Tudor Gardiner, twins, born Apr. 6, 

1863 (Easter Monday) at Gardiner. 

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Children of Frederic and Caroline Gardiner 
Emma Jane Gardiiur, b. Saco, Oct. l6, 1847. 
William Tudor Gardiner, b. Lewiston, Apr. 8, 1856. 

Died Dec. 21, 1862. 
Frederic Gardiner, b. Oaklands, Apr. 5, 1858. 
Henrietta Gardiner, b. Oaklands, Feb. 26, i860. 
Alfred Gardiner, b. Cove,* April 12, 1862. 

d. August I, 1877. 
Emma Jane m. Rev. Henry Ferguson, Oct. 15, 1873. Children: 
Samuel, b. Exeter, N. H., Nov. 19, 1874. 
Eleanor Margaret, b. Sevenoaks, Kent, June 30, 1876. 
Henry Gardiner, b. San Rafael, Cal., June 22, 1882. 
Frederic Gardiner, Jr., and Sallie Merrick (b. Sept. 5th, i860) 
Married Sept. 29th, 1885. 
Frederic Merrick Gardiner born at Sioux Falls, Dak., 
June 27th, 1887. 
Robert Hallowell Gardiner [son of John William Tudor Gardiner] born 
Fort Tejon, California, Sept. 9, 1855; baptized by Rt. Rev. William 
Ingraham Kip, Oct., 1855; married June 23, 1881. 

Alice, eldest daughter of Edmund Bangs, born Aug. 14, 1857, at Watertown 
Conn. 

Children : 
Robert Hallowell Gardiner, born at Chestnut Hill, Mass., Nov. 5, 1882. 
Alice Gardiner, born at Chestnut Hill, Feb. 24, 1885. Married 
Livingston Davis, April 23, 1908, Trinity Church, Boston. 
Sylvester Gardiner, born at Chestnut Hill, Jan. 11, 1888, died 

at Chestnut Hill May 15, 1889. 
Anna Lowell Gardiner, born at Chestnut Hill Sept. 9, 1890. 
William Tudor Gardiner, born at Chestnut Hill, Trinity Sunday, 
June 12, 1892. 
The foregoing record gives all of the grandchildren of the first Robert Hallowell Gardiner, except the chil- 
dren of Francis and Anne Hallowell (Gardiner) Richards. These are added in order to make the record 
complete. They are taken from a private record in possession of Henry Richards, of Gardiner, Maine. 
Children of Francis and Anne Hallowell (Gardiner) Richards 

1. Francis Gardiner Richards, b. 10 June, 1833, at Oaklands, Gardiner; 

m. Anne, dau. of Samuel Ashburner, of London, at St. Peters, 
Kensington Park, London, 18 Feb., 1879; d. in Boston, Mass., 
10 Feb., 1884; bu. at Gardiner. Two children, Francis Ashburner, 
Anne Hallowell. 

2. George Richards, b. at Gardiner 22 May, 1837; d. 23 May, 1837. 

3. George Henry Richards, b. Gardiner, 14 June, 1838. 

4. Sarah Sullivan Richards, b. Gardiner, 2 Jan., 1840; d. 4 Sept., 1855. 

5. John Tudor Richards, b. 23 July, 1841; m. Cora, dau. of Chandler 

Howard, of Boston, Mass., 8 June, 1870, at U. S. Legation, Paris. 
Four children, Amy, Madeline, Dorothy, Ruth. 

6. Robert Hallowell Richards, b. Gardiner, 26 Aug., 1844; m. 6 June, 

1878, Ellen Henrietta, dau. of Peter Swallow, at Springfield St. 
Church, Boston. 

♦"The Cove" was the name of the residence of Mr. Francis Richards, adjoining Oaklands. 



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7. Henry Richards, b. Gardiner, 17 July, 1848; m. June 17, 1871, at 

Church of the Disciples, Boston, Laura Elizabeth, dau. of Dr. 

Samuel Gridlcy and Julia Ward Howe, of Boston, b. Feb. 27, 1850. 

Children, Alice Maud, Rosalind, Henry Howe, Julia Ward, Maud, 
John, Laura Elizabeth. 
The above family record was copied from the Bible by PL S. Webster, Esq., of Gardiner. 

236 "Francis Dumaresque, M.D., of Jamaica." 

Gilmore's Genealog>', at the end of the sketch of Christ Church, Gardiner, Me., gives an additional son 
of Philip and Rebecca Dumaresque, between James and Francis, Philip, Captain in the Royal Navy, born 
in 1772. He died in 1806. 

236a "Hannah B. Whipple." 

In addition to Sylvester and Hannah, Mr. and Mrs. Whipple had a daughter, named Ann, who possessed 

considerable poetic talent. She does not appear to have married. 

236b "Died Aug. 7, 1841." 

In the Baptist Cemetery at Stephentown there is a gravestone of a Caleb Gardiner (d. 1842), who would 
seem to have been a son of Caleb Gardiner, 5, in the text, and another of Caleb Gardiner, Jr., who died 
in 1861, and was probably a grandson. Below are given the gravestone records of Gardiners in the Gar- 
field Cemetery, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, N. Y., and in the above alluded to Baptist Cemetery. 

Garfield Cemetery 
Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York 
William L. Gardiner, died July 11, 1853 in 75th year. 
Also Anna, his wife, died Mar. 22, 1861, aged 81. 
Alexander Gardiner died April 23, 1865, aged 69. 
Polly Burton, his wife, died April 7, 1876, aged 77. 
Mehitable R. wife of Nathan G. Gardner, died .'\pr. 23, 1842, aged 30. 
Roxanna, wife of James R. Gardner, died Jun. 22, 1872, aged 84 yrs. 2 mos. 3 dys. 
James R. Gardner died Dec. 16, 1852, aged 67. 
James H. Gardner died Apr. 23, 1838, in 29th year. 

Baptist Cemetery at Stephentown. 
Henry Gardner died Dec. i , 1 82 1 in 73d year. 
Ruth, his wife, died Apr. 23, 1824, in 76th year. 
Caleb Gardner Jr. died Jan. 9, 1861, aged 71. 

Lydia, his wife, daughter of Abel and Lydia Tanner, died July 14, 1864, aged 74 yrs. 3 mos. 
Caroline Gardner, wife of Nathaniel S. Wylie. 1814-1896. 
Eunice Gardner, wife of Orlando Rose, born May 6, 1813, died Feb. 22, 1892. 
Eliza E. Gardner, wife of Michael Halpine, born July 20, 1824, died Aug. 20, 1896. 
Israel W. Gardner died Nov. 28, 1845, aged 42. 
Ira Gardner died Mar. 11, i860 aged 75 yrs. i mo. 14 dys. 
Caleb Gardner died May 19, 1842, in 75th year. 
Eunice Gardner, his wife, died Nov. 12, 1840, in 74 year, 
(in another place) 
Eleanor Gardner died Aug. 8, 1838, in 33d year. 

237 "The Rev. Jacob Bailey." 

The Rev. Jacob Bailey was born in Rowley, Mass., in 1731, and graduated at Harvard College in 1755. 
At first he preached as a Congregationalist, but soon conformed to the Church of England, and was ordained 
to the diaconate, in 1760, by the Bishop of Rochester, and to the priesthood by the Bishop of Peterborough. 
At the same time Mr. Bailey was appointed to the charge of Pownalborough (Frankfort) and Georgetown, 

Me., 



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Me., by the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. Having suffered, in the early part of the Revolu- 
tionary struggle, for his conscientious adherence to the Royal cause, he withdrew, in June, 1779, by per- 
mission of the Massachusetts General Court, into Nova Scotia. There he took under his care the mission 
in Cornwallis and, in 1782, that of Annapolis Royal, where he died, July 26, 1808, in the seventy-eighth 
year of his age. 

In later times an admirable memoir of Mr. Bailey, under the title of The Frontier Missionary,h.diS been pre- 
pared by the Rev. William S. Bartlett. 

In evil days, Mr. Bailey ministered, as a faithful son of consolation, to the poor, the sick and the afflicted 
and set forth, to all who came within the circle of his influence, the unaffected Gospel of Christ, as he gath- 
ered it from the Scriptures and the Book of Common Prayer. 

238 "Children of Nathaniel Gardiner." 

If, as the author surmises, Nathaniel Gardiner, 5, was the one who, according to the record, married Sarah 

Carpenter, in South Kingstown, Sept. 21, 1752, it seems to follow that his children are those recorded in 

that town as the children of Nathan and Sarah Gardiner, viz: 

Benoni, born Nov. 5, 1753. 

Cynthia, born Dec. 27, 1756. 

Susannah, born Oct. 7, 1758. 

The dates agree, and there is no record of the marriage of Nathan, unless he be the Nathaniel, Jr., who 

married Sarah Carpenter, as above. The Sarah who married Mr. Rogers, in 1781, may well have been 

born later than Susannah. 

239 "Dr. Charles Higginbotham." 

As the children of the original Dr. Charles Higginbotham were baptized, as recorded in St. Paul's Register, 
— Mary in 1724 and Charles in 1726, — Mercy, who married William Gardiner, in 1793, having been born 
in 1765, must have been a granddaughter of the younger Charles. 

240 "Amey Gardiner Sherman." 

Amey Sherman was born June i, 1746, the name being spelled Amie in the South Kingstown record, and 
the middle name of Gardiner not appearing in Arnold's Vital Record (South Kingstown, p. 56). 

241 "John Jenkins." 

John Jenkins was the fourth child (second son) of John and Lydia Jenkins, of East Greenwich. The state- 
ment that his eldest son, John, was born Nov. 27, 1752, O. S., is a singular one, New Style having been 
established Sept. 2, 1752. The date of John's birth was probably 1751. 

241a "Richard Smith." 

Taken from the History of Yates County, N. Y.: 

"Richard Smith was a native of Groton, Connecticut. His wife was Elizabeth Allen, descended from a 

family of that name who landed in the May Flower on Plymouth Rock in 1620. Mr. Smith early became 

identified with the Friend* and her Society, and came with the earliest emigration to the New Jerusalem, 

leaving his family and possessions to unite his destinies with his religious brethren. The first grist mill, 

as well as the first saw mill, was in part his property when first built, and his labor and means contributed 

largely to their erection. A memorandum in the old family Bible reads as follows: '4th of July, 1790. I 

have this day completed my grist mill, and have ground ten bushels of Rye.' Again July 5: 'I have this 

day ground ten bushels of wheat, the same having been raised in the immediate neighborhood last year, 

(1789-)' 

His children were Russell, David and Jonathan, twins, Avery and Sarah. When about fourteen years of 

age, Avery suddenly left the homestead in Connecticut, and unknown to the family, found his way to the 

home of his father, who, on his application for work, hired him without knowing him to be his own son. 

♦Jemima Wilkinson. 

He 



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He soon influenced the other members of the family to join the father, and after ten years of separation, 
they were thenceforward residents here. The oldest son, Russell, died in Connecticut, and Jonathan was 
drowned in a tan vat. The house of Friend Smith, as he was usually called, was a little west of the Mills 
on the north side of the stream. Hannah Baldwin and others of the Society kept house for him during 
the early years. A fine property, consisting of mills, tannery and real estate, inherited from wealthy an- 
cestors, was disposed of when they came here. Of the children who came, David died early of what was 
called yellow fever, and his is one of the earliest graves in the Penn Yan cemetery. His headstone reads — 
'Born 1778, died 1805.' 

Avery, who was two years younger, married Lament, the daughter of David Wagener, some years his 
junior. He settled at the mill, and from that time had chief charge of the property, consisting of the mills 
and about two hundred acres of land adjoining. The father, who remained a steadfast and faithful 
Friend to the last, lived in the same log house he first built, nearly forty years. Both parents resided 
with the son at the time of their decease, his house being on the hill just above and south of the mills. 
Richard Smith died in 1836, at the age of ninety, and his wife died in 1838, at the age of eighty-four. 
In 1818 Avery Smith sold the mill property to James Lee, and took up his residence on the opposite farm, 
known as the Griffin B. Hazard place. Avery Smith held the rank of Colonel in the War of 1812 and 
served with the 103d Regiment, under General Hugh Brady, through the war. Joshua Lee was Surgeon 
of this regiment, and Jeremiah B. Andrews an attendant. In 1826, Avery Smith represented Yates county 
in the Assembly, and he was always a prominent and influential citizen. His family numbered twelve 
children as follows: 

Elizabeth A. became the wife of William Armstrong. She is now a widow at her home in the town of 
Seneca, Ontario county, and has three children, Berian, Rebecca and William. David W. married Sarah 
A., a daughter of George V. Hazard, of Milo, and is a farmer in Jerusalem. His children are Elizabeth, 
Frank, Sarah, Avery and Anna. 

Richard M. is a well-known citizen of Penn Yan, and has been employed as a subordinate and principal 
in the United States Indian Agency in Michigan for nearly twenty years, and until a recent date, where 
his work has greatly tended to the protection and regeneration of the natives. Mr. Smith married Eliz- 
abeth A. Beach, of New Windsor, Orange county, and settled in Penn Yan, where they have since resided. 
Their children are Helen Augusta, the wife of Charles Strowbridge, and Mary Castner. 
Rebecca W. married Zenas P. Wise of Benton, where she died, leaving one daughter, since dead. Jackson J. 
married and resides in Minnesota, near St. Anthony. Sarah L. married Thomas Briggs of Milo, and died 
leaving no children. Mary M. married for her second husband, Thomas Briggs, and also died leaving no 
children. Avery A. is a resident of Eugene City, Oregon, where he married. George S. emigrated to Texas. 
Rachel J. married Mr. Dunn of Dundee, and went to Kansas. Charles T. also married and went to Kansas. 
Sarah, the only daughter of Richard Smith of the Friend's Society was born January 15, 1780; married in 
1803 James Lee, the brother of Joshua Lee, and died in 1858 at the age of seventy-seven. They settled 
first near his brother Thomas, and moved in 1806, near the Keuka Lake in South Milo. In 1818, he pur- 
chased the mill property of his father-in-law and Col. Avery Smith, and lived on the farm adjoining, there- 
after leading a quiet, exemplary life. He died in 1868, at the residence of his son-in-law Robert Roberts 
in Milo, aged eighty-eight. His mill was burned in 1825, the fire, it is said, originating by the firing of the 
militia in the vicinity the night before a grand rendezvous at Geneva, to pay honor to Gen. La Fayette. 
Their children were Elizabeth A., Daniel S., Mary A., Avery S., Sarah J., David R., Susan W., James B., 
Russell J. and Sophia P. Elizabeth A. married Lorenzo Pratt of Geneva. Their children were Sarah J., 
Lucy and Chauncey B. 

Daniel S. married Laura Gamby, and became a merchant at Brighton, Mich., where he died. He was 
once a member of the Michigan Legislature. His children were George and Sophia. The latter is the 
wife of Geo. W. Peck of Lansing, Mich., a leading Democratic Editor, former Secretary of State of Michigan, 
and Representative in Congress. Mary Lee married John Clark and settled in Livingston County. They 
have two sons, James and George. Avery married Sarah Look of Steuben Co., and settled in Michigan. 
Their children are Sarah J., Eliza, Victoria, and Augusta. James B. married Semantha Chadwick, and is 
a prosperous merchant and large landholder at Brighton, Mich. He also has been a Representative 

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266 The Gardiners 



in the Michigan Legislature. They have five sons, Herbert, Charles, Walter.William and Llewellyn. Sarah J. 
is the wife of Robert Roberts of Milo Center. David R. married Elizabeth Wells, and resides in East 
Groveland, Livingston Co. Their children are Bradner, Frank and James A. Susan W. married Charles 
Sidway. They reside at Canandaigua, and their children are Mary J. George, John, Cornelia, and Kate. 
Joshua married Elizabeth Clute of Mount Morris, N. Y., and resides there. Their children are Elizabeth, 
Sophia and George. Sophia P. married Mortimer Hopkins of Penn Yan, and emigrated to San Francisco, 
where he is a citizen of prominence. Their children are Lucy and Morris H." 

Note by H. Cleveland 
Richard M. Smith that married Elizabeth A. Beach was in the Indian Agency, and about the year 1874 
or 1875, he and his wife were on Lake Huron and there was an awful storm. The boat was lost and both 
of them were drowned. He could have saved himself, but his wife was very seasick and could not sit up 
and he would not leave her. They both went down together. Their daughter, Mrs. Chas. Strowbridge, 
lives in St. Louis and has one child. I do not know her address, but could get it for you, if desired. 
I knew Mr. and Mrs. Smith well. They were great friends of my mother. Yours, etc., 

H. Cleveland. 

242 " He married Jemima Gustin{?)" 

At No. 100 it is recorded that David, 4 (Stephen, 3; Benoni, 2; George, l), raarriedJemimaGustinin 1744. 
It seems not unlikely that it is here erroneously asserted that David, 5, born in 1753, also married a Jemima 
Gustin. Lemuel Gardiner, 5 (No. jgS), a first cousin of this David, 5, has two different dates of death 
assigned to him. March n, 1850, is believed to be correct. 

242a "A daughter of George." 

Col. Asa Bird Gardiner, who is a great-great-grandson of First Lieutenant Othniel Gardiner, 5, in a letter 
of June 13, 1901, gives it,-as his impression, that Lydia Reynolds, who married Othniel, 5, was not a daughter 
of George Reynolds, as stated in the text. The Exeter records show, however, that George had a daughter 
Lydia, born April 4, 1747. 

243 "Rebecca (Davis) Gardiner." 

The date of the birth of Mrs. Rebecca Gardiner does not appear, but it is obvious that she could hardly 
have been the mother of Mr. Gardiner's later children, mentioned in the text. It is probable that he made 
a second marriage. The middle name of the second son suggests that his mother may have been named 
Reynolds, just as the first had the name of Davis. 

245 "He was called 'The Deist'." 

In another account of Sylvester R. Gardiner, 6, the author states that he was a grandfather of Judge Syl- 
vester G. Sherman. Just below the account of Sylvester R. Sherman, in the text, it is recorded (ii^ob) 
that his sister, Dorcas Gardiner, 6, married Nathaniel Sherman, father of Sylvester G. Sherman, "the Po- 
lice(?) Judge." It may be that it was Sylvester Gardiner, 5, rather than Sylvester, 6, who was the grand- 
father of the Judge. Otherwise Dorcas, who married Nathaniel Sherman, must have been a daughter of 
Sylvester Gardiner, 6, rather than his sister. 
Judge Sylvester G. Sherman was accustomed to spell his name Shearman. 

246 " Nicholas Gardiner, Esq." 

It is improbable that the "Nicholas Gardiner, Esq.," here described by Mr. Updike and represented as hav- 
ing given, about 1790, the last great Narragansett wedding, is the Nicholas Easton Gardiner, son of Christo- 
pher, belonging at this point in the text (No. 486). The former was a "portly gentleman of the old school," 
as remembered by Mr. Updike, presumably somewhere about the date of the above wedding. The Nich- 
olas of the text (born 1755) was, of course, only thirty-five years old at that time, and, even at his death, 
in 1808, hardly corresponds to this description, being only fifty-three years of age. It is, perhaps, more 
likely that Mr. Updike's object of admiration, on account of his rich costume and courteous bearing, was 
the Nicholas Gardiner, of South Kingstown, who married, about 1754, Hannah Champlin (born Jan. 20, 

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1735)1 a daughter of Stephen. He would have been about sixty years of age at Mr. Updike's earliest recol- 
lection. It seems doubtful, too, that the great wedding alluded to was that of a Mr. Gardiner himself, 
but more probable that it was one he gave for his daughter. Nicholas of the text could have had no daugh- 
ter to be married in 1790, but Nicholas, of South Kingstown, had one daughter, Hannah (born Oct. 7, 1763), 
who, on Dec. 29, 1782, married Robert Hazard, a son of Richard. It is likely that this was the "gala" re- 
ferred to by Mr. Updike, as occurring "about 1790," the exact date being, of course, immaterial. 

247 "Malbone Gardiner." 

Malbone Gardiner was born in South Kingstown in 1783, and died in Pennfield, Mich., July, 1856. He 
was a teacher and a lawyer in South Kingstown. 

248 "Married Samuel Champlin." 

Samuel Champlin appears upon the Westerly records as having been born in that town Oct. 6, 1724, being 
a son of William and Sarah (Thompson) Champlin. He was called Captain Samuel Champlin. 

249 "FreeloveBoss." 

It appears almost certain that Samuel Champlin married Freelove Ross, rather than Boss, it being so re- 
corded in Westerly. Freelove was the sixth child of Isaac and Isabel, born May 26, 1759. There were, 
at that period. Bosses in Westerly, but no Freelove Boss is recorded. 

250 "Colonel Joseph Stanton." 

The Joseph Stanton who married Mary Gardiner, a daughter of Henry, is called, in the Charlestown records, 
Joseph Stanton, Jr., being a son of the well-known "Colonel Joseph," who died Aug. 2, 1752, aged seventy 
years, a grandson of "Joseph of Quonochontaug,"and a great-grandson of Thomas Stanton, of Stonington, 
Conn., who died before 1682. The first wife of Joseph Stanton, Jr., was Mary Champlin, whom he married 
Aug. 9- 1738. 

Among the six children of Joseph and Mary (Champlin) Stanton were Joseph, born July 19, 1739, Colonel 
of Militia during the Revolutionary War, and later Major General of the State forces, and Colonel Augustus, 
born March 22, 1745, the first Representative from Rhode Island to the Continental Congress. The old 
Stanton house on the Post Road, a little to the east of Cross's Mills in Charlestown, has been inhabited, 
until within a few years, by the descendants of Col. Augustus Stanton, some of whom now live in Newport. 
After the death of Mary (Gardiner) Stanton, probably about 1760, when her last child was born, Joseph 
Stanton, Jr., married, as a third wife. Thankful Babcock, of Westerly, July 14, 1762. 

250a "Mary Mawney." 

Mrs. Potter died July 26, 1835, at the house of her brother-in-law, Jeffrey Davis, in North Kingstown. 

She was a niece of her husband's first wife, Mary (Gardiner) Potter. 

251 "At Col. Updike's." 

If "at Col. Updike's" means at the house of Wilkiris Updike, the accuracy of the statement, although, of 
course, of not much importance, may, perhaps, be questioned. At the time of the marriage of Elisha R. 
Potter to his first wife, Mrs. Perkins, — the period here alluded to, — Wilkins Updike was only six years of 
age, and was living, as he did for many years afterwards, at the residence of his father, Lodowick Updike, 
"Smith's Castle," near Wickford. It was not until 1814, some five years subsequent to Mrs. Potter's 
death, that he took up his residence at Kingston Hill, where he ever afterwards lived. At some time pre- 
viously to his marriage, in 1809, however, Mr. Updike studied in the ofifice of Mr. Potter, but this could 
hardly have been before 1805 or 1806. In any case, he soon contracted for the elder lawyer an en- 
thusiastic admiration and affection, which remained undimmed throughout the score of years that they 
continued to be neighbors, up to the period of Mr. Potter's death in 1835, the friendship being still 
warmly maintained by the representatives of the two families now living in the third generation. 

252 "John Northup." 

John Northup was a son of Immanuel by his second wife, Sarah Gould, and was born Jan. 16, 1735. 

He appears to have had a son born July 30, , but whether by his first wife, Lydia, or his second wife, 

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Phebe, it is not possible in the present ruinous condition of the North Kingstown records to determine, 
although probably by the former. There seems to be little doubt that this son was named John and that he 
was the John Northup who, on i, 1783, was married to Lucy Spink, a daughter of Ishmael. 

253 "Tahitha Browning." 

There appears to be some doubt as to the last name of Tabitha, wife of Benjamin Gardiner, none being given 
in the records of Exeter, where their marriage is recorded. Their first four children, Clarke, Wilbur, Jere- 
miah and Dorcas, are recorded in Exeter, but not the second four. The birth of Clarke, who was probably 
born about the time of the removal to Exeter, is recorded also in North Kingstown. 

254 "Bathsheba Gardiner." 

The line of Bathsheba Gardiner,5, here given, John, 4; John, 3; William, 2, "cannot be correct, inasmuch" 
as William Gardiner, 2, son of George, I, of Newport, had no son John. It is retained in the text, however, 
because it may furnish a clue to the true line of Champlin Gardiner's wife, Bathsheba. 

255 "William C.Gardiner." 

This William C. Gardiner appears to be the one who made the famous entry about the Gardiner family 
in the old family Bible, on a Sunday afternoon, in 1790. See History of the Narragansett Church (2d. ed.). 
Vol. I, pp. 440, 549. 

The long received, but erroneous, attribution of the headship of the Narragansett Gardiners to Joseph 
Gardiner, son of Sir Thomas, Knight, — a tradition accepted by Wilkins Updike, at the time of the prepara- 
tion of the first edition of the History of the Narragansett Church, — seems to have been due to the work of 
this William C. Gardiner, on that leisure afternoon; but whether he had some ground for the statement, 
now lost, or whether it was the creation of an overactive imagination, is not known. 

William Gardiner, 3, the great-grandfather of William C, is believed to have been the one called "Great 
William Gardiner," by Dr. MacSparran, in his Diary, p. 42. 

255a "Jeremiah Gardiner." 

The source from which this list of names has been obtained is unknown to the Editor. The almost completely 

mutilated records, in North Kingstown, appear to give Thomas and Abigail only a child miah, born 

Feb. 4, 17 — , and a son (unnamed), born April 16, . It is noticeable that in this list both Abiel and 

Levi are represented as having died Jan. 22, 1836, and that Sally, who lived to be married, is soon 
followed by a Sarah. 

256 "Died February 6, J781." 

There appears to be an error in placing the death of William Gardiner, 5, in 1781, inasmuch as the dates 
of the births of his youngest children are given below as 1 783 and 1786. 

257 "Born February 16, 1746." 

The South Kingstown records give the date of the birth of Bathsheba Watson, daughter of Jeffrey and 
Bathsheba, as Sept. 16, 1748. 

258 "Abigail (Segar) Knowles." 

The South Kingstown records show that William Knowles was married to Abigail Segar, by Benedict 
Helme, Justice, April 29, 1753, and again, by the same, to Abigail Segar (perhaps a cousin of the first), 
Feb. 19, 1755. It seems probable that the second child, if not the first, was by the second wife. 

259 "Alice (Hull) Seagar." 

The Seagars, or Segars, were a quite numerous family in Kingstown, there having been a dozen marriages 
of the family recorded in South Kingstown, beside that of the parents of Bathsheba Segar, who married 
Joseph Knowles, 5. Her father and mother, John and Alice (Hull) Seagar, were married in the old town of 
Kingstown, March i, 1707-8. No children being recorded there, it is probable that they soon removed 
from the town. 

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Notes 269 



260 "Eleanor Brown died single." 

Only the first five children of Jeremiah and Eleanor Brown appear to be recorded in South Kingstown, 
Eleanor must have become known to the author from some other source. She seems to have lived until 
about 1842. 

261 "Deborah Vincent." 

This is probably the Deborah Vincent who was the eighth child of Nicholas Vincent, of Westerly, dying there 
in 1749. He was a cordwainer, or shoemaker, and left an estate inventoried at £485 9 sh., of which Deborah, 
then nine years of age, received 5 shillings. Nicholas was the second son of William Vincent, cooper, of 
Providence. The Christian name Vincent still remains in use in the Gardiner family. 

261a "John Collins." 

Children of John and Elizabeth (Morey) Collins 

Elizabeth Collins, 7, born Sept. 29, 1796. 

Sarah Collins, 7, born Feb. 22, 1798. 

Thomas Collins, 7, born Feb. 9, 1 800. 

Benjamin Collins, 7, born Oct. 13, 1802. 

Anna Collins, 7, born March 18, 1804. 

William Collins, 7, born March I, 1 806. 

Amos Collins, 7, born March 5, 1808. 

All recorded in Hopkinton, R. I. 

262 "Gardiner Morey." 

Gardiner Morey is said, although recorded in Exeter, to have been born in West Greenwich. 

In addition to the six children of Samuel and Ann (Gardiner) Morey, enumerated in the te.xt, there are 

three more recorded in Exeter, viz: 

George, a twin, born March 28, 1772; died Aug. 7, 1772. 

Enoch, a twin, born March 28, 1772; died Aug. 4, 1772. 

Ann, born Aug. 21, 1773. 

263 "Elizabeth Northup." 

The marriage of Huling Gardiner, a son of Nicholas Gardiner, Esq., of Exeter, and Elizabeth Northup, a 
daughter of Colonel Immanuel, Feb. i, 1767, by George Tanner, Justice of Peace, is duly recorded in North 
Kingstown. The birth of their eldest child, Sarah, Oct. 7, 1768, also is recorded in Exeter. 
The "tombstone record" of the death of Elizabeth in 1843, in her 70th year, given in the text, must, there- 
fore, be inaccurate. Perhaps it should have read "in her QOth year," or she may have died in 1813. 
The birth of the above Sarah Gardiner, although recorded in Exeter, is known to have occurred in North 
Kingstown, the births of the following three, Gould, Wanton and Mary, having been in Exeter. The 
births of the last two, Martha and Elizabeth, seem to have been omitted from the records. 

263a "Ezekiel Gardiner." 

The author first gave the birth of Ezekiel Gardiner, 6, as 1757, and subsequently changed it to 1774, suggest- 
ing that she discovered that he belonged at the end of the family, rather than the beginning. In the one 
case he lived to be eighty-eight and in the other died at seventy-one. 

263b "Jeffrey Gardiner." 

Jeffrey Gardiner is not mentioned, in the present North Kingstown records, among the children of Ezekiel 
and Dorcas. He was, perhaps, one of the three sons whose Christian names have been burned. These three 
appear, however, to be Peleg, Zebulon and Oliver, as given by the author above, in the Fourth Generation. 

264 "Married, December g, 1771 {1770?)." 

The marriage of Samuel Tefft, Jr., and Amie Gardiner, daughter of George, as well as the births of their 
children, is recorded in Richmond. In addition to the nine children mentioned in the text, the records 

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show also a daughter Sarah, born Jan. 25, 1787. It is remarkable that Samuel is called "Samuel, Jr., son 
of Joseph." 

265 "Married, October 18, 1781." 

The marriage of Lodowick Mott and Susannah Sheffield, as well as the births and marriages of their children, 
are recorded in New Shoreham, R. I. (Block Island). 

266 "Married, January 28, 1790." 

The marriage of Edmund Shefifield and Mary Littlefield, as well as the births and marriages of their children, 
are recorded in New Shoreham, R. I. (Block Island). 

267 "George Watson." 

George Watson, 6, appears to be the only child of John and Desire who is recorded in South Kingstown, 
the others being probably recorded in Stonington, Conn. The long interval, however, between the birth 
of Rufus, in 1774, and George, in 1783, and the marriage of Desire, in 1785, suggests errors. 

268 "Married John Weeden." 

It is noticeable that three children of Job and Sarah (Hazard) Watson, of South Kingstown, married children 

of Daniel, Jr., and Hannah Weeden, of Jamestown, viz: 

Isabel Watson, born Sept. 22, 1766; married John Weeden, Jan. 15, 1784. 

Job Watson, Jr., born Oct. 25, 1767; married Phebe Weeden, Jan. 18, 1787. 

Robert Hazard Watson, born Feb. 28, 1769; married Catherine Weeden, Dec. 30, 1790. 

It is also recorded that when John Watson, born Nov. i, 1774, married Sarah Brown, in South Kingstown, 

Jan. 24, 1799, he was styled "John Watson, of Jamestown." It is not impossible that the parents. Job and 

Sarah (Hazard) Watson, may have removed from South Kingstown to Jamestown. 

The above "John Watson of Jamestown" came to be known, for distinction, as John J. Watson (John, son of 

Job). He long owned a large farm in Boston Neck, South Kingstown, the site of "Watson's Pier." 

269 "Children of Elisha Watson." 

The Elisha Watson who was the husband of Miriam, and later of Susanna, and the father of the children 
given in the text, is styled, in the South Kingstown records, Elisha, Jr. Inasmuch as the Elisha Watson of 
the text was a son of John and a grandson of John, the appropriateness of the Junior to him is not apparent. 
Even his Uncle Elisha had been dead rising ten years, at the time of his birth. 

270 "Freeman P. Watson." 

Freeman P. Watson was a first cousin of Job Watson, the father of Phebe, although twenty years his junior. 
It is noticeable that while Freeman was recorded as a resident of South Kingstown, and Phebe of Jamestown, 
they were married in Stonington, Conn, (by the Rev. Nathaniel Miner, Dec. 13, 181 1). Freeman's middle 
name was probably Perry, his mother's maiden name. His grandfather was Freeman Perry. 

271 " Children of Josh ua A lien . ' ' 

The records of the births of the children of Joshua (styled Captain Joshua in the North Kingstown records) 
and Hannah Allen, in North Kingstown, are very imperfect, and, as given in Arnold's Vital Record, North 
Kingstown, pp. 53, 54, differ considerably from the list in the text, being as follows: 

Thomas Allen, born Dec. 14, . 

Elizabeth Allen, born Dec. 14, . 

Sophia Allen, born May 13, 1753. 

Phebe Allen, born 9, 175-. 

Mary Allen, born Dec. 18, 175-. 

Caleb Allen, born Nov. 5, 17 — . 

Hannah Allen, born July 7, 17 — . 

Anna Allen, born Feb. 17, 17 — . 

Allen, daughter, born Jan. 27, 17 — . 



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■ Allen, daughter, born June 5, 17 — . 
Allen, daughter, born July 3, 17 — . 



No farther record of Sophia, in the above list, appears to be extant, while the time of her birth corresponds 
quite nearly to that of Jeffrey, as given in the text, the latter being omitted by Arnold among the births, 
although entered with the marriages. The fifth child is given as Marcy in the text and Mary by Arnold. 
The eighth child is called Sarah in the text and (doubtless inadvertently) Anna by Arnold. The three 
younger daughters, whose names are burned, in the records, are, without doubt, given correctly by the 
author, in the text. 

272 " Browning." 

It is recorded, in North Kingstown, that on March 9, 1777, Robert Browning, of South Kingstown, and Mary 
Allen, of North Kingstown, were married by F. Perry, Justice. Inasmuch as the fifth child of Joshua and 
Hannah Allen is given, in the North Kingstown records, as Mary, it is not unlikely that the above marriage 
is identical with that of the Browning and Marcy Allen of the text, the years and months corre- 
sponding. 

273 " Hannah Allen." , 

On Dec. 20, 1790, the North Kingstown records give the marriage of William Gardiner, of South Kings- 
town, and Allen, a daughter of Captain Joshua, of North Kingstown, by George Thomas, Justice 

of the Peace. As the other daughters of Joshua are otherwise accounted for, it appears probable that 
the above blank should be filled, as in the text, by the name Hannah. 

The appropriateness of "Jr-" after the name of Mr. Gardiner does not appear and seems to have been 
questioned by the author herself. 

274 "Married David Greene." 

In The Greenes of Rhode Island it is stated that David Greene, "of North Kingstown," married Sarah (a 
daughter of Joshua Allen), who died May 2, 1832, in the sixty-seventh year of her age. Another account 
says that "David married Sarah, a daughter of Jeffrey Allen, a Revolutionary soldier." 

275 "Reuben Congdon." 

It is recorded in North Kingstown that, on Feb. 23, 1795, Congdon and Mrs. Dorcas, a daughter 

of Capt. Joshua Allen, of North Kingstown, were married by George Thomas, Justice of Peace. The au- 
thority for supplying the blank with Reuben does not now appear. That Christian name is not found in 
the very fragmentary list of Aliens born in North Kingstown. 

Neither is the reason of prefixing Mrs. to the name of Dorcas Allen apparent. It is possible that she may 
have been married and become a widow previously to this marriage. But it is more likely that "Mrs." 
was, in accordance with the custom of the period, given to her as a title of respect, she having attained 
the, at that time, remarkable age of thirty-four before marrying. 

276 " Married Reynolds Greene." 

Reynolds Greene was a son of David "of North Kingstown" (see Note 274), and was born Jan. 12, 1794. 
For many years, until his death, he owned and occupied the well-known "George Rome Farm," in Boston 
Neck. He had a son, David, who married Hannah Carr Greene, a son, Oliver Watson, who was born Aug. 
13. 1833, and married Sarah Hopkins Lawton; sons, William and John, and a daughter, Rachel R., who 
died unmarried, Sept. 6, 1905, aged seventy years, on the family farm. 

277 "Jonathan Hazard." 

Jonathan Hazard, called "Jonathan of Mumford's Mills," was a son of Thomas Hazard 5 (Jonathan, 4; 
Thomas,3; Robert, 2; Thomas, i), known as "Virginia Tom, "on account of his having married Mary Preeson 
(or Preston) Bowdoin, a daughter of Peter Bowdoin, of Virginia. Esther Watson, if born about 1758, 
must have been the oldest child of Stephen and Abigail, although mentioned third. 

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278 "John Noyes." 

In the Westerly records, the eighth child of Joseph and Barbara Noyes is given as Joshua. The John in 
the text is probably an inadvertence. 

279 "Elizabeth Kenyan." 

The records of South Kingstown show that John Kenyon, Jr., and Mary Gardiner, 4, a daughter of Na- 
thaniel, 3, son of Benoni, 2, were married by Christopher Allen, Justice, March 23, 1726-7. In Charlestown, 
it is recorded that their seventh child, Elizabeth, was born June 20, 1743 (see No. 364). This Elizabeth 
could not have been the one who married James Clarke (see Richmond records), April 24, 1755. Thomas 
Kenyon, who was living in Charlestown at the same time with his brother, John Kenyon, Jr., had a daughter 
Elizabeth, born March 5, 1735, who may have been the wife of James Clarke, of Richmond. 

280 "Died April 4, 1817." 

In the list of the children of William and Rebecca (Wells) Clarke ( No. 241) the date of the death of Gideon, 
their fifth child, is given as Nov. 30, 1829, instead of April 4, 1817, as in the text. The latter is probably 
correct, the former being the date of his wife's death. 

281 "Elizabeth Dodge." 

Elizabeth Dodge was born in Charlestown, July 19, 1744, being a daughter of Joseph and Mary Dodge. 
Joseph was born June 29, 17 19, being a son of John and Elizabeth, of Westerly. The marriage of Joshua 
Clarke and Elizabeth Dodge is recorded in Richmond. He was probably the Elder Joshua Clarke who 
married John Dodge and Hannah Clarke, in Hopkinton, Nov. 14, 1779. 

282 "Susannah Clarke." 

It is recorded in Richmond, the native town of Susannah Clarke, that she was married to Joseph W. Watson, 
Oct. 16, 1806, by Rev. Matthew Stillman. 

283 "Sarah Borden." 

Sarah Borden was the third child of Abraham and Martha Borden, of Newport, and was born Dec. — , 174S. 
This name is spelled Bordin or Bardin in Newport records. 

284 "Waity Thomas." 

Rathbun and his second wife, Waity Abraham Borden (Thomas), had four children: 

1. Joshua, born Dec. 5, 1797. 

2. Deborah C. (Deborah Cook, for first wife?) born, Nov. 24, 1799. 

3. Elizabeth Thomas, born Oct. 30, 1801. 

4. Waite, born Nov. 4, 1803. 

Abraham Borden Rathbun married, third, June 19, 1808, Mary Peckham, a daughter of Benoni, and had 
by her five children: 

1. P. (Peckham?), born June 26, 18 — . 

2. Joseph, born July — , . 

3. Rebecca, born Dec. — , . 

4. Mary, born Nov. — , . 

5. Ann, born July 3, . 

285 "He died Sept. g, 1855." 

Acors and Sarah (Peckham) Rathbun had fourteen children: 

1. Joshua, born Nov. 25, 1794, dying in infancy. 

2. William, born Feb. 18, 1796, dying May 4, 1838. 

3. Sarah, born Nov. II, 1797, dying March 16, 1888. 

4. Solomon, born June 30 (i?), 1799, dying Nov. 9, 1861. 

5. Wells, born Feb. 12, 1801, dying May 9, 1873. 



Notes 273 



6. Peckhani, born Jan. 15, 1802, dying Sept. 3, 1883. 

7. Joshua, born Oct. 7, 1803, dying Nov. 15, 1887. 

8. Mercy, born Sept. 6, 1806, dying Feb. 13, 1889. 

9. Dorcas, born April 28, 1809, dying (1861+). 

10. Perry, born July 22, 181 1, dying July 27, 1890. 

11. Benjamin, born Aug. 23, 1813, dying Feb. 15, 1889. 

12. Mary Ann, born Dec. 20, 1815, dying May 6, 1893. 

13. Rowland, born Aug. 17, 1817, dying (1860+). 

14. James, born May 3, 1821. 

See The Hazard Family of Rhode Island, p. 159. 

285a " He married Betsey Case." 

Mr. Updike {History of the Narragansetl Church, II, p. 12) says that Willett Carpenter, who occupied the 
Willett estate in Boston Neck, in 1847, married Elizabeth, a sister of Dr. Benjamin W. Case. Joseph Case, 
of North Kingstown, married, Dec. 29, 1763, Abigail Waite, of Exeter, Benjamin Weight (Waite) Case, 
born June 7, 177— , being their third son. Willett and Elizabeth (Case) Carpenter, in addition to sons James 
and Powell, mentioned in the text, had a son Benjamin Waite Carpenter, born Jan. 17, 1808 

286 "Willia?n C.Gardmer." 

This William C. Gardiner is to be distinguished from another somewhat earlier William C. Gardiner, who 
is mentioned in the History of the Narragansetl Church (2d ed.), I, pp. 440—1, 5.49, and who, under date 
of a Sunday afternoon, in 1790, introduced into an old family Bible a "tradition," attributing the 
headship of the Rhode Island Gardiners to a certain Joseph Gardiner, a son of Sir Thomas Gardiner, Knight. 

286a "Henry Dennison, was born in 1784." 

It is evident that these dates of birth of the children of George and Abigail Gardiner Dennison are confused 

and incorrect, but the proper ones are unknown to the Editor. 

286b "In her thirteenth year." 

It seems doubtful if Mrs. Abigail Knowles Gardiner could have been the mother of all the fifteen children 

enumerated here. 

287 "Carolitie Greene." 

Charles Cornell Gardiner, a son of Benjamin and Caroline (Greene) Gardiner, born in 1863, married, as 
a second wife, November, 1900, Ethelynd, a daughter of the Rev. Dr. C. A. L. Richards, of Providence. 

288 "William Robinson." 

William H. Robinson and Eliza Hazard, according to the South Kingstown records, were married, Dec. 13, 
1840, by the Rev. Silas Learned. Eliza Clarke Hazard was born Sept. I, 1813, being a daughter of Bowdoin 
and Teresa (Clarke) Hazard. Bowdoin was a son of Jonathan and Teresa, a daughter of Judge William 
Clarke. 

289 "Born Aug. 7, lySg." 

It is recorded, in South Kingstown, that John Robinson Perry, son of John and Hannah Perry, was born 
Aug. 7, 1784. If that is correct, John and Hannah must have been married earlier than 1787, as noted in 
the text. It is quite probable, also, that the birth of Hannah occurred previously to 1769. Her brother 
Robert, believed to be next older, was born in 1765. 

290 "John Gardiner so distinguished." 

It may be doubted if the phrase "so distinguished" has any reference to the social standing of John Gardi- 
ner. The whole clause reads; "The late John Gardiner, Esq., of Boston Neck (So Distinguished)," the 
meaning plainly being that he was styled "of Boston Neck," to distinguish him from other John Gardiners, 

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of whom there were a dozen. It was not Dr. MacSparran who made the entry, but Mr. Fayerweather, 
the date set down in the Parish Register being Dec. 13, 1772, many years after the death of MacSparran. 
History of the Narragansett Church (2d ed.), Vol. II, p. 104. 

291 "Married Hezekiah Babcock." 

The last entry in the Narragansett Registry during the rectorship of Mr. Fayerweather reads as follows: 

"On Sunday the Sixth of November 1774 Mr. F r being Requested by Judge Browne to Preach 

On the death Of A Niece of His, Mr. George Browne's Daughter, of About Two Years Old, Mr. F 

Preached to A large Concourse of people A funeral Sermon." This record shows that there was a daughter 
of George and Hannah Brown between Mary, born in 1771, and William, born in 1775. 

292 "Samuel Coates of Philadelphia." 

It is noted, probably correctly, in The History of the Narragansett Church (2d ed.), I, p. 525, that Sarah 
Robinson, a daughter of William T., married Joseph S. Coates, of Philadelphia. 

In George Champlin Mason's Reminiscences of Newport, Newport, 1884, pp. 42—5, after recording that 
"at the age of ten or eleven years William T. Robinson was apprenticed to a mercantile house in New York," 
the author goes on to describe his family and declares "Sally married Joseph S. Coates, son of Samuel Coates, 
an eminent Quaker of Philadelphia." 

Mr. Mason relates further that, after settling in New York, William T. Robinson, son of Thomas, "made 
occasional visits to his father, who continued to live in Newport. In 1796 he chartered a packet commanded 
by Captain Cahoone, long known on the route, and put on board of her his wife, eight children, a nurse, 
two men-servants, horses and carriage, and sent them to Newport. Here they passed a pleasant summer, 
for Robinson's three sisters were well qualified to make their stay delightful. Two of his sisters were beau- 
tiful, and they were all accomplished. . . . The French and English officers used to say that Mrs. Robinson 
and her three daughters would have graced any court in Europe." At the time of this visit "Sally" was 
about nine years of age. 

293 "William Hunter." 

William Hunter, son of Dr. William, was born in Newport, in 1774, and died there in 1849, his mother 
being Deborah, the youngest daughter of Godfrey Malbone. In 181 1 he was elected United States Senator, 
and, in 1834, appointed Minister Plenipotentiary to Brazil, retiring in 1844. Mrs. Mary (Robinson) 
Hunter, his wife, was noted for her remarkable personal beauty. 

294 "She married John Morton (Merton?)." 

George C. Mason, in his Reminiscences of Newport, p. 45, says, "Mary lived long unmarried and finally, 
in 1793) became the wife of John Merton, of Philadelphia." But it is probable that the name should be 
Morton, as in the text. As John named his son Robert, it is suggested that he may have been an older brother 
of Robert Morton, "the diarist," born in Philadelphia, in 1760, son of Samuel. 

295 " Robert L. Browne (Bowne?)." 

George C. Mason, in his Reminiscences of Newport, p. 45, records (probably correctly) that Amy Robin- 
son married George Bowne, of New York. When her father, Thomas Robinson, sent his son, William T., 
at the age of eleven, to learn the mercantile business, he was apprenticed to the Quaker firm of Haydock & 
Bowne. It is very likely that, at a much later date, his youngest daughter married into the same family. 

296 "Rowland Robinson Hazard." 

The following is from an obituary notice of Dr. Hazard, published in Newport: 

"It is sad for us to chronicle the decease of one of our oldest and best citizens, perhaps as thoroughly an old 
Newporter as any now living, springing as he did from an ancient Rhode Island family, remarkable 
for its strong, distinctive characteristics for many generations. ... He early turned his attention to the 
study of medicine and, after leaving school, entered the office of Dr. William Turner. . . . About 1827 Dr. 
Hazard purchased the apothecary establishment of the late Charles Feke, on the Parade. . . . About this 

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time he married Anna Collins, daughter of Gov. Charles Collins, and removed to the fine old-fashioned house, 
fronting on the JMall, which his kindly presence brightened to the hour of his death. Thelight of his pleasant 
wood-fire in winter has smiled through the flower-graced windows upon all the passers by. Dr. Hazard 
continued the practice of surgery and medicine, in connection with the drug business, and, we may safely 
say, has prescribed for more men, women and children than any other living physician in the city. His 
manner was indescribably kind and gracious, his tenderness toward children was unvarying, and his charity 
and devotion to the suffering poor was without limit. He literally prescribed and gave medicine and atten- 
tion gratuitously to thousands who were unable to pay; our older people will recall him in his 
little office, which was the perfection of neatness and order, devoting himself at almost all hours to his pa- 
tients, humming an old tune, as he prepared his medicines, or beaming with kindly eyes upon some little 
child. . . . His house was overflowing with hospitality and we doubt if there was a residence in Newport 
where more friends were welcomed and entertained. He was a man of great modesty and reticence, but of 
strong convictions of right and great fixedness of purpose and healthy conservatism; he abhorred shams; 
and detested ill-advised radicalism." 

After a quarter of a century or more. Dr. Hazard surrendered his establishment to his nephew, Rowland 
Hazard, and Mr. Philip Caswell, who formed the well-known house of Hazard & Caswell, in Newport 
and New York, long continued, in the latter city, as Caswell & Mack. 

297 "Ann Barnet." 

Dr. William Barnet (for whom John Barnet Chace, of Providence, was named) was living at about the 
period of George Hazard's birth, at Elizabethtown, N. J. The above Ann (Barnet) Hazard may have 
been, not improbably, his daughter, her birthplace having, perhaps, been in England. 

298 "Mary Ann Hazard." 

In the Hazard Family genealogy (p. 82) Mrs. Robinson closes the list of the children of Thomas Hull 
and Abigail (Robinson) Hazard with the name of Alice Robinson Hazard, who married Joseph Babcock, 
February, 1 824, assigning the above Mary Ann Hazard {No. iq6q), who married Thomas G. Hazard, and 
Abby I-lazard ( No. IQ70), to the family oi George Hazard (pp. 128-9), son of Thomas Hull. In the account, 
however, of the family of Thomas G. Hazard (p. 130), in the Hazard Genealogy, he is represented as 
marrying Mary, a daughter of Thomas Hull Hazard. The Editor is uninformed as to which account is 
correct. But from the fact that the children of Thomas G. and Mary Hazard were born from 1842 to about 
1847, it is suggested that the latter could hardly have belonged among the children of Thomas Hull Hazard, 
whose births ranged from 179 1 to about 1800. 

The second marriage of Thomas G. Hazard to Mrs. George Congdon, Thomas Hull Hazard's daughter 
Sarah, when she was above sixty years of age, is recorded in the Hazard Family (p. 130). 

299 "JohnBigland {Bigelow?) Dockray." 

John Bigland Dockray is repeatedly called John Bigelow in Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode Island, South 
Kingstown (pp. 14, 43). Probably Bigland is correct. 

300 "John Peck Cushman." 

It is recorded in the History of Christ Church, Gardiner, Maine (p. 152), probably correctly, that Mary 
Louisa Gardiner, daughter of John Sylvester John, married John Peck Gushing, rather than Cushman. 

301 "Francis Richard Gardiner ." 

There is no mention of Francis Richard Gardiner, in the Dr. Sylvester Gardiner Genealogy, in the History 
of Gardiner, Maine, prepared under the supervision of the family. His alleged death in 1858, the same year 
as the death of Francis Richards, suggests a confusion of names. 

302 "Eleanor Harriet Gardiner." 

Miss Eleanor Harriet Gardiner became a member of a sisterhood connected with Trinity Church, New York. 

303 



276 



The Gardiners 



303 " Hannah B. Whipple." 

The husband of Hannah B. Whipple, Frederic Allen, was a lawyer of distinction of Gardiner, Me., and she 
herself gained local celebrity as a poet and geologist, being the pride of that little community. "The Aliens," 
remarks the author of The History of Christ Church, Gardiner (p. 78), "themselves nearly related to the 
Gardiner family, have long been famed in the city's history as aristocrats of the fine old school. The father, 
with his forensic talents and courtly ways, the mother, with her striking unusual face and literary accom- 
plishments, and the circle of their children and friends must all have added to raise the standard of the 
Church, as well as the Town, to which they belonged." 

The residence of the Allen family was pleasantly situated farther up the Kennebec than "Oaklands," the 
seat of Robert Hallowell Gardiner, their kinsman. Mr. Wilkins Updike, the author of the History of the 
Narragansett Church, relates in a letter, that, in his young manhood, while he was living at Cocumscussuc, 
near Wickford, R. I., Hannah Whipple came to his father's house, making a considerable visit. After- 
wards she sent him two poems from her pen, — one on the "Creation" and the other on the "Siege of Sagun- 
tum." Mrs. Allen was still living in 1845, but the date of her death does not appear to be publicly recorded. 
It is interesting to note, in this connection, that the portraits of the Rev. Dr. MacSparran and Mrs. Mac- 
Sparran, painted, in 1729, at the Doctor's house, in Narragansett, by Smibert, the master of Copley, were 
long in the possession of the Allen family, Mrs. MacSparran having been a great-aunt of Mrs. Allen. 
In later years the portrait of the Doctor has been given by Charles Edward Allen (elder son of Frederic) 
to Bowdoin College, and that of Mrs. MacSparran, by his sister, Mrs. Margaret Elton, to the Musetcm of 
Fine Arts, Boston, the two being thus, rather unfortunately, definitely separated. 

Only copies of these paintings remain in Rhode Island, in the Cabinet of the Rhode Island Historical So- 
ciety, Providence, and in the mansion house of the late Mr. Wilkins Updike, at Little Rest, Kingston. 
Dr. MacSparran expressed a vain hope, in America Dissected, that his picture might be finally deposited 
in Ireland, in the house of his friend, Henry Cary, Esq. 

304 "Nov. 23, 1844." 

It is evident that, if Meribah Tabor Holley was born in 1800, and died in 1844, she could not have been, 
at the time of her death, nearly fifty years of age. From the ages of her parents, it is likely that she was 
born as early as 1795. It maybe, however, that the date of her death was 1849, instead of 1844, as given in 
the text. 

305 " Rowland Gardiner, her first cousin." 

It is not quite clear how Eliza Gardiner's husband, Rowland Gardiner, could have been her first cousin, 
unless on her mother's side, inasmuch as her father, Benoni, does not seem to have had a brother, and neither 
of his sisters appears to have married a Gardiner. 

306 "Died in i8j6." 

This statement of the time of the death of Avery Smith and of that of his wife, as well as of her age, is 
incorrect. He lived until 1838, and probably much longer. His wife was "some years his junior," rather 
than twenty-six years older. 

307 "Born August i, 1780." 

The History of Yates County, N. Y., records that Sarah, the only daughter of Richard Smith, was born 
Jan. 15, 1780. It also states that her brother Avery was two years younger than his brother David, whose 
headstone in Penn Yan Cemetery reads, "Born 1778." 

308 "Born about 1762." 

In No. 41J these dates in the lives of Othniel Gardiner, 5, and George, his son, are given somewhat differ- 
ently. The date of the marriage of Othniel is there stated to have been 1764, instead of 1761, as here, which 
would make his marriage to have occurred at nineteen. George is there said to have been born in 1767 
and to have died in 1844, rather than in 1762 and 1843, respectively, as here. The question of the parentage 
of the latter's first wife, Louisa Dawley, does not appear to be quite clearly treated. 



Notes 277 



309 "Commodore Thomas Patterson." 

Commodore (later Rear-Admiral) Thomas H. Patterson was born in New Orleans in May, 1820, and en- 
tered the United States Navy in 1836, as a Midshipman. He commanded the steamship Chocorua, in Hamp- 
ton Roads, in 1862. He became senior ofificer of the outside blockade of Charleston in 1864, and was com- 
missioned Captain in 1866 and Commodore in 1871, commanding the navy yard at Washington. 
He became Rear Admiral in 1877 and was retired in 1883. 

309a "George Gardiner." 

Col. Asa Bird Gardiner, a grandson of George Gardiner, 7, notes in a letter of June 13, 1901, "My grand- 
father, George Gardiner, Jr., was the eldest, and only son [of George Gardiner, 6,] by his first wife [Louisa 
Dawleyj." The order of the children of George, 6, is plainly much confused in the text. Colonel Gar- 
diner states that by his second wife, George, 6, had two sons, Daniel, of Troy, and Asa, who does not appear 
to be mentioned in the text. He may be the Asa erroneously assigned to Othniel, 5, under No. 41J. 

310 "Born May 2^, 1795." 

There appears to be a discrepancy in the assignment of 179S as the year of the birth of Robert Hazard Gardi- 
ner. His father, Christopher, and his mother, Mrs. Mercy Phebe Wheeler Gardiner, are represented above 
(No. 440) as having been married Jan. 23, 1760. His elder brother, James, is said to have been born ( No. 
1152) about 1766. His sister, recorded next after him, Mary Gardiner {No. 1154), has the date of her 
birth given as Jan. 19, 1781. It is, therefore, quite unlikely that Robert was born as late as 1795. It may 
be that Robert Hazard Gardiner, 6, has been confounded with his nephew Robert Gardiner, 7 ( No. 2148), 
a son of his brother James. Robert Gardiner, 7, is likely to have been born in 1795, his father being said 
to have been born about 1766. Robert Hazard Gardiner is asserted (No. IIS3, under No. 449) to have 
married, first, an Elliott, and second, Sarah Barber, as is Robert Gardiner [No. 2148). It may be, also, that 
the children here recorded as belonging to Robert Hazard Gardiner are, rather, those of the nephew. 

311 "Marinics Gardiner." 

Marinus Willett Gardiner, 6, was a .son of Samuel Eldred, 5, and Mary (Carpenter) Gardiner (see Note 121). 
Samuel Eldred Gardiner was a son of Captain Samuel, 4 (Note 1 18), and Amy (Easton) Gardiner. Cap- 
tain Samuel Gardiner, 4, was a son of Col. Ephraim Gardiner, 3, son of Henry, 2, son of George, i. The 
line as originally given in the text (Marinus, 6; Samuel, 5; Ephraim, 4; Henry, 3; Henry, 2, George, l) ap- 
pears to have been inaccurate. Marinus Willett Gardiner had, beside the children mentioned in the text, 
a son, Marinus Willett Gardiner, said to be still (1913) living in Providence. The dates of the births 
and deaths of the other children noted in the text are manifestly somewhat inaccurate. 

312 "William Henry Gardiner." 

William Henry Gardiner, 6 (Note 121), has, of course, the same descent (Samuel Eldred, 5; Samuel, 4; 
Ephraim, 3; Henry, 2; George, 1) as Marinus Willett Gardiner, given in the note above. He is said to have 
lived on Pine Street, in Providence, his aged mother, Mrs. Mary Carpenter Gardiner, making her home 
with him until her death in 1863. The names of his children are not known to the Editor. 

312a "Children of Elisha R.Gardiner." 

The order of the names of these children is evidently confused. It would seem that Nicholas should come 

before Alfred and Alonzo. The place of Sarah (or Susannah) is doubtful. 

312b " Jeffrey Davis . ' ' 

Children of Jeffrey and EtizAnETH (Mawney) Davis 

1. Abigail Davis, born Sept. 29, 1807; married Thomas Bradford Wilbur. 

2. George Albert Davis, born Oct. 6, 1809; died Dec. 30, 1885. 

3. William Dean Davis, born Jan. 26, 1813; married Mary E. Congdon, and died Oct. 17, 1903. Mrs. 
Davis was born April 27, 1828, and died Dec. 27, 1877. 

Children 



278 



The Gardiners 



Children of William Dean, 7, and Mary E. (Congdon) Davis 

1. Jeffrey Davis, 8, born Sept. 2, 1850; married Abby Potter Cunliffe. 

2. Elizabeth Le Moine Davis, 8, born March 27, 1852; married Augustus S. Miller. 

3. William Albert Davis, 8, born July 30, 1854. 

4. Mary Davis, 8, born Feb. i, i860; died June 20, 1865. 

313 " Rowland F . Gardiner ." 

Rowland F. Gardiner, during the period of his married life with his first wife, Martha C, from 1819 to about 
1840, lived at the house of the late Rowland Robinson, in Boston Neck, he being the grand uncle of Mrs. 
Gardiner. Upon the second marriage of Mr. Gardiner to Elizabeth Browning, or somewhat later, he left 
his first family in possession of the Old Robinson House and removed to the Saugatucket River, above 
I-'eacedale, four more children being there born to him. Mrs. Martha C. Gardiner was born Sept. 10, 1795, 
and died Dec. 19, 1837. 

314 "A daughter of Jonathati and Mary." 

The children of Vincent Gardiner, Jr., and Mary, recorded in North Kingstown, are: 

1. Mary Eleanor, born Feb. 22, (1830?) year burned away. 

2. Jonathan Vincent, born May 23, (1831?) year burned away. 

3. Susan Elizabeth, born Oct. 17, (1832?) year burned away. 

Mary Eleanor married Henry S. Sherman, April 19, 1849. Susan Elizabeth is believed to have mar- 
ried Paine. 

315 ''Aged 74 years." 

The ages of Benjamin and Lydia are plainly incorrectly given, as are, probably, some of those of the other 
children of this family. The data for corrections are not, however, at hand. 
Two families may have been confounded. 

316 "Children of Vincent Gardiner." 

Under Vincent Gardiner, 6 (No. 1354), on\y four children of him and his wife, Mary, are noted, viz. Su- 
sannah, David, Honor and Vincent, while here luelve children are given, no doubt correctly, as belonging 
to Mary and Vincent. 

317 "Born Feb. g, 1S02." 

It is probable that the date of the birth of Joseph D. Watson was somewhat earlier than 1802. John, the 
next older brother, was born as early as 1798, and Asa, the next younger brother, was born, according to 
this record, May 23, 1802. 

318 "Isabella Watson." 

In the Hazard Family, the author names five other children of Walter and Mary (Carr) Watson after 
Isabella, viz.: Thomas Hazard, born Jan. 22, 1800, William born Sept. 15, 1803, Elisha, Walter and John. 

319 "Elisha Freeman Watson." 

The Rev. Elisha F. Watson was settled, as rector, over Christ Church, Lonsdale, R. I., and other churches. 
His only child. Col. Arthur Watson, lived in Providence until his death, in 191 3. 

319a "Wilkins Updike." 

Willdns Updike was the youngest son of Lodowick and Abigail (Gardiner) Updike. He was born (as stated 
in the text) on Jan. 8, 1784, at Cocumscussuc, near Wickford, the place of settlement of his ancestor, 
Richard Smith, about 1637. He came of a family of lawyers, his grandfather. Col. Daniel Updike, having 
been, for many years, Attorney General of the Colony, as was also his own elder brother, Daniel. 
Mr. Updike studied law in the office of James Lanman, later a Senator from Connecticut, and in those of 
William Hunter, Asher Robbins and Elisha R. Potter, being admitted to the Bar in 1808. His first residence 

after 



Notes 279 



after marriage was Tower Hill. Afterwards he lived at Cocumscussuc, the estate having been given him 
by his father. For more than fifty years, up to his death in 1867, Mr. Updike's home was at Little Rest, 
in South Kingstown. Having been, from childhood, deeply interested in the chronicles of Narragansett, 
in 1847 he embodied them in that remarkable treasury of the annals of the region. The History of the Episco- 
pal Church in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Another valuable and characteristic production of Mr. Updike's 
pen was Memoirs of the Rhode Island Bar. With his striking personality, his genial humor, his professional 
eminence, and his large ability as a writer, he will long be remembered as an ornament of his native com- 
monwealth. 

320 "Thomas Wickes Gardiner." 

Thomas Wickes Gardiner, 7, was born July 25, 1805, and died, at Old Warwick, March 16, 1885. He 
married, first, Eliza Greene, who died Feb. 4, 1849, and, second, Phebe Potter, who died June 13, 1888. 

Child of Thomas Wickes, 7, and Eliza (Greene) Gardiner 

Thomas Wickes Gardiner, 8, was born Aug. 7, 1835, died in 1917, and married, June 8, 1859, Lydia 
Carpenter, who died July 10, 1910. They had children, Mary Warner Gardiner, 9, who was born 
March 28, 1861, and died in June, 1873, and Eliza Draper Gardiner, 9, who was born Oct. 29, 1871. 

Children of Thomas Wickes, 7, and Phebe (Potter) Gardiner 
James Sayre Gardiner, 8, born May 27, 1851, and died Aug. 13, 1 887. 
Mary Elizabeth Gardiner, 8, born Nov. 6, 1853. 
Caroline Potter Gardiner, 8, born Nov. 7, 1855. 
Ella Rhodes Gardiner, 8, born June 10, 1859. 

Thomas Wickes Gardiner, 7, for many years, lived at Old Warwick, in a house built in 1726, by John Wickes, 
born Aug. 8, 1677, a grandson of the original settler of that name. The house was the first meeting-place 
of the General Assembly, in Warwick, and stands at the western corner of the Warwick Neck Road. Its 
western rooms are about 20 feet square. Quaint old tiles used to surround the fireplaces, such as Jonah 
being swallowed by the Whale, Rebecca at the Well, Pharaoh crossing the Red Sea, and Samson and the 
Lion. 

320a "Malacfii Rhodes Gardiner." 

Malachi Rhodes Gardiner, 7, was born Dec. 21, 1807, and died Oct. 6, 1882. He married Harriet Brownell, 
who died July 13, 1902. 

Child of M.-vlachi Rhodes and Harriet (Brownell) Gardiner 

Edwin Rhodes Gardiner, 8, was born March 26, 1834, and died June 28, 1903. He married Abby Sanford, 
daughter of Esbon Sanford, of Wickford. She died July 17, 1901. Edwin Rhodes and Abby (Sanford) 
Gardiner had a daughter, Edna Rhodes Gardiner, 9, born March 14, 1872. She resides in Providence. 
Edwin Rhodes Gardiner was a very expert stenographic reporter of the courts. 

321 "Married Jonas Minturn." 

William Minturn, the father of this Jonas, was the well-known merchant of New York, and was a son of 
Jonas of Narragansett, the ancestor of the Minturn family in this country. For an account of the Minturn 
family, see History of Narragansett Church (2d ed.), \, pp. 142—5, 475—7. 

322 "Caroline Minturn." 

Caroline Minturn married David Priestley Hall and had six children, John Mumford, Rowland Minturn, 
Caroline Minturn, Elizabeth Prescott, Frances Minturn, and David Prescott Hall. The sixth child, David 
Prescott Hall, married Florence Marion, a daughter of Dr. Samuel Gridley and Julia Ward Howe, of Boston. 
Caroline Minturn Hall, daughter of David Prescott and Florence (Howe) Hall, married in 1909, the Rev. 
Hugh Birckhead, D.D. (see Note 325), rector of St. George's Church, New York, and later of Emmanuel 
Church, Baltimore. 



28o The Gardiners 



323 "Frances Minium." 

Frances Minturn married, Oct. 12, 1838, Thomas Robinson Hazard, known as "Sliepherd Tom." Mr. 
Hazard was a son of Rowland, and seventh in descent from the original Thomas Hazard, having been 
born in South Kingstown Jan. 3, 1797. With his manufacturing business he combined farming, raising 
large flocks of sheep, acquiring thereby his sobriquet. The latter part of his life he passed at his beauti- 
ful estate of Vauduse, in Portsmouth, near Newport, writing there his Recollections of Olden Times and the 
Jonny-Cake Papers. Thomas R. Hazard's death occurred in New York City. 

324 "Jonas Minium." 

Jonas Minturn, the ninth child of Jonas and Esther (Robinson) Minturn, married Abby West, of Bristol, 
R. I., a daughter of the Rev. John West (Episcopal), sometime rector of St. John's Church, Bangor, Me. 
Their daughter, Mary Minturn, married Charles Potter, of Newport (now deceased), only son of the late 
Charles Potter, of Providence, and grandson of the late Albert Gorton Greene, of Providence, lawyer 
and poet. 

325 "James Birckhead, of Rio Janeiro." 

Eliza Hunter married James Birckhead, Esq., in 1837. He was the son of Dr. Solomon Birckhead, of Balti- 
more, Md., and was born in 1 791, and died December, 1870. They had two children, William Hunter and 
Katherinc Hunter. William Hunter married Sarah Gibbs, daughter of Dr. David King, of Newport, R. I., 
in 1871. They had four sons: James, born in 1873; Philip Gordon, born in 1875; Hugh ( No. 322), born in 
1876; Malbone Hunter, born in 1878. James married H4l6ne Billideau, and has one son, William Hunter. 
Hugh married Caroline Minturn Hall in 1909. They have two sons, Christopher and Hugh, born, re- 
spectively, in 1910 and 1913. Philip and Malbone have been married since 1914. 

Mr. George C. Mason in his Annals 0} Trinity Church, Newport, records that Dr. William Hunter Birck- 
head had in his possession a ticket, printed upon the back of a playing-card, to the anatomical lectures of 
his great-grandfather, Dr. William Hunter, of Newport, who, in 1756, delivered there the first course of 
such lectures in America. 

326 "Thomas R. Hunter." 

When Mr. Mason prepared the Annals of Trinity Church, Newport, about 1889, Thomas R. Hunter, the 
third child of the large family of William and the beautiful Mary (Robinson) Hunter, was the only survivor, 
his residence being in Newport. 

327 "Louisa Dumaresque Perkins." 

Louisa Dumaresq, or Dumaresque, Perkins married William Morris Hunt, the Painter, who was born in 
Brattleboro, Vt., March 21, 1824, and died at Appledore, Isles of Shoals, N. H., Sept. 8, 1879. William M. 
Hunt and Louisa Dumaresq (Perkins) had five children: 

1. Morris. 

2. Elinor, who married Kurt Siegesmund Diederich, of Berlin; children. 

3. Enid Dumaresq, who married Samuel Slater, of Providence. 

4. Mabel, who married Horatio Nelson Slater, father, by his first wife, of the above Samuel Slater. 

5. Paul. 

Horatio N. Slater and Mabel (Hunt) had several children: I, Esther; 2, Horatio Nelson; 3, Mabel; 4, 
William Morris Hunt, who died in 1916. 

Mr. Slater died several years since (1914). His principal residences had been, in early life. Providence, 
R. L, later Webster, Mass., where his large manufacturing property is situated, and finally Boston. 

328 "Was born March 23." 

In the original notice of Daniel Gardiner, 7 (under No. ioq8), he is said to have been born Oct. 11, 1789, 
instead of March 23, 1789, as here. Gardiner's Lake, where a large branch of the Gardiner family settled, 
is in Connecticut, near Norwich. 



Notes 281 

330 "James Terry Gardiner." 

James Terry Gardiner was born in Troy, N. Y., and was educated, as a civil engineer, in the Rensselaer 
Polytechnic Institute and the Sheffield Scientific School, becoming, upon graduation, sub-assistant engineer 
on the Brooklyn water-works. As early as 1861— 2, he was appointed Inspector of the U. S. Ordnance Corps. 
In 1863—4 he was engaged in the construction of earthworks around the harbor of San Francisco. During 
the three following years he was an assistant in the topographical department of the geological survey of 
California, being particularly engaged in the topographical survey of the Vosemite \'alley. Subsequently 
he was associated with Clarence King in the U. S. geographical survey of the 40th parallel. 
In 1872 he was appointed U. S. geographer, and conducted the field work of the surveys until 1875. From 
1876 to 1886 he was director of the State survey of New York, and, for the last six years of the period, a 
member of the State Board of Health. After this, Mr. Gardiner became consulting engineer to the State 
Board, just mentioned, and, in all mining matters, especially as to coal, to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa 
Fe Railroad, the Mexican Central, the Atlantic and Pacific, and the Mexican National. In 1876 he was 
Secretary of the American Geographical Society. His principal works are scientific reports, which have 
appeared as public documents. 

331 " Had several children." 

Among the children of John Gardiner, 8, of Sharon Springs, are believed to be the late Dr. Gardiner, of 
Riverside Drive, New York, and Mrs. Delmonico. 

332 "Asa Bird Gardiner." 

Asa Bird Gardiner, Brevet Major General, S. N. Y., Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, and lawyer, was 
born in New York, Sept. 30, 1839, being a son of Asa, 8, and Rebekah Willard (Bentley) Gardiner. He 
was educated in the College of the City of New York and in New York University, receiving from the 
latter the honorary degree of LL.D., and from Hobart College thatof L.H.D. Colonel Gardiner married, 
Oct. 18, 1865, Mary Austen, of Baltimore Co., Md., who died in 1900. He married, second, Nov. 5, 1902, 
Harriet Isabelle Lindsay, of New York. He served in the Civil War and was, in 1865, brevetted Captain 
of Volunteers for gallant and meritorious services, being honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 
in 1866. From that year until 1904, he served in various positions, in the United States Army, retiring, 
as above, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 

Colonel Gardiner has held the offices of Judge Advocate, Professor of Law at the U. S. Military Academy, 
West Point, Acting Assistant Secretary of War, District Attorney of New York, Trustee of the American 
College of Musicians, Sachem of the Tammany Society of New York, Secretary General of the Society of 
the Cincinnati, and President of the R. I. State Society of the Cincinnati. He has written The Writ of 
Habeas Corpus as Affecting the Army and Navy, Practice and Proceedings of Court Martial, The R. I. Con- 
tinental Line of the Revolution, and The Order of the Cincinnati in France. 

332a ' 'A delos Gorton . ' ' 

Adelos Gorton has been an editor and an author, as well as a publisher. He was President of The Home Pub- 
lishing Company, later A. Gorton & Co., Book Publishers. During the years in which he was in business, 
he published many thousands of Bibles and various other books. Mr. Gorton compiled The Life and Times 
of Samuel Gorton, Philadelphia, 1907, and Samuel Gorton, of Gorton, England, and of Warvjick, R. /., and his 
Descendants in America, Philadelphia, 1907. 

He is a member of the University Lodge, Masons, of Philadelphia, the American Academy of Political 
and Social Science, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the New York Genealogical and Biographical 
Society, the Rhode Island Historical Society, etc. 
Mr. Gorton has a son, Adelos Gorton, Jr., born Sept. 30, 1896, and has a residence in Philadelphia. 

333 "Born May 22, 1800." 

It is evident that either these dates of birth — 1800, 1 801, 1 804 and 1806— are incorrect, or that these children 
are misplaced and are not the children of Jael Gardiner, 7, who was not born until 1798, nor married until 

1820. 



282 The Gardiners 



1820. Not only would the father of this James Gardiner, 8, born May 22, 1800, have been but two years 
and three months old, at the time, but the mother, born July 15, 1801, would have been non-existent. It is 
probable, however, that the dates of birth are correct, and that these children belong to some other family, 
not now apparent. The fact that neither of the somewhat unusual names of the alleged parents — Jael 
(a woman's name, misused) and Bathsheba — appears among the five children, seems to strengthen the 
theory. 

It is noticeable, by the way, that the assigned dates of the children's marriages coincide, very well, with 
those of birth, except that William Gardiner, 8, the youngest child, is represented as being but fourteen 
years of age at the time of his marriage, which is unlikely. 

334 "Who was born June ig, 1854?" 

This marriage, as stated parenthetically; is believed to have occurred. Winifred, 8, and Mabel are said to 
have had eight children, of whom one was Louisa Ann, 9, who was born Sept. 19, 1879, and died March 7, 
1880, one, Ray, 9, born Aug. 21, 1881, and one, Eva Ann, 9, born Aug. 6, 1884. 



Cnb of tf)e i^oteis 




The Index 




THE INDEX 





Page 




Page 




Page 


Abel, Fanny, 


135 


Allen, Elizabeth, 


37 


Allen, Phebe," 


no 


Lucy, 


135 


Elizabeth,* 


no 


Richard, 


79, 130 


Adams, Caroline, 


135 


Elizabeth (Bull), 


29 


Ruth (Underwood), 


no 


Elizabeth Bigelow, 


163 


Elizabeth (Richardson) 


no, 163 


Ruth," 


no 


Maude, C. D.,» 


146 


Esther, 


61 


Samuel, 


30 


Albro, Dorcas,* 


26 


Frederick, 


80, 131 


Samuel," 


57 


Elnathan, 


186 


George 0., 


186 


Sarah, 


79, 130 


Eunice,* 


26 


Hannah,' 


57 


Sarah," 


no, 163 


Freelove^ (Gardiner), 


9, 26 


Hannah (Dyre), 


57 


Sarah Mowry, 


57 


Georgianna, 


186 


Hannah* (Watson), 


59, no 


Sarah R., 


186 


Jeremiah,' 


26 


Hannah, 


61 


Sarah (Tanner), 


no, 163 


John, 


26 


Hannah, 


99, 147 


Susan Congdon' (Gardiner), 154 


John, 


9, 26 


Hannah," 


no 


Thomas," 


no 


Lucy (Armstrong), 


186 


Hannah,' 


131 


Thomas,' 


163 


Margaret, 


26 


Hannah B.« (Whipple), 


80, 131 


Alley, Delia' (Gardiner), 


143 


Margaret,' 


26 


Hortense* (Rodman), 


186 


Delia' (Gardiner), 


156 


Mary,* 


26 


Jeffrey," 


no, 163 


John (Bishop), 


143 


Mary (Tefft), 


26 


John, 


29 


Richard, 


156 


Samuel (preacher), 


58 


Joshua, 


59. no 


Almy, Abigail (Gardiner) 


10, II 


Aldrich House, Kingston, 


R. I., 


Joshua, 


61 


Job (Colonel), 


10 




141 


Marcy,' 


no 


Altamont, Earl of 


34. 79 


Aldrich (preacher). 


58 


Margaret,' 


131 


Amsterdam, N. Y., 


83 


Alexandria, Va., 


40, 116 


Maria, 


89, 139 


Angell, Mehitable" (Gardiner), 37 


Alger, Lizzie, 


174 


Martha," 


no 


Anthony, Elizabeth, 75, 


121, 128 


Allen, Ann (Watson), 


21, 57 


Mary, 


29 


Appleton, Rev. Samuel G 


157 


Augustus,' 


131 


Mary, 


186 


Sarah Ann' (Gardiner), 


157 


Benjamin, 


21. 57 


Matthew, 


57 


A r gyle, Washington Co.,N.Y., 


Caleb, 


59. 1 10 


Matthew,* 


57 




83. 144 


Caleb, 8 


no 


Matthew, 


87. 103 


Armstrong, Elizabeth A,' 


(Smith), 


Charles, 


186 


Mercy (Northup), 


59, no 




134 


Charles Edward,' 


131 


Nicholas T., 


154 


Lucy, 


186 


Christopher,* 


57 


Penelope, 


87. 103 
99. 147 


Lydia, 


184 


Eleanor Ann,' 


131 


Phebe, 


William, 


134 



285 



286 



The Gardiners 





Page 




Page 






Page 


Arnold, , 


20 


Arnold, Job, 


67 


Arnold, Susannah' (Gardiner), 


Abigail, 22, 61, 105, 


108, 159 


John,' 


168 






97, 146 


Abigail, 


32 


Jonathan, 


153 


Sylvester,' 




32 


Abby,» 


167 


Jonathan N., 


104, 152 


Varnum,' 




146 


Abby,« 


168 


Joseph, 


22, 61 


Warren G.,' 




168 


Addie (Palmer), 


168 


Joseph, 


26 


Welcome,' 




167 


Albert,* 


168 


Joseph, 


103 


William, 




119, 168 


Albert, 


184 


Joseph, 


167 


William,' 




167 


Alexander,' 


168 


Joseph, Jr., 


26 


Yelverton,' 




167 


Ann, 


161 


Joseph Hopkins, 


97, 146 


Arthur, President, 




165 


Ann (Hayes), 


95 


Josiah, 


II, 31 


Ashburner, Anne, 




178 


Avander B.,' 


146 


Josiah,' ' 


10, II, 32 


Samuel, 




178 


Benedict, 


95 


Julia,' 


168 


Ash ford. Conn., 




87 


Benjamin," 


168 


Lemuel H., 


170 


Atherton, Sarah' (Wanton), 65 


Beriah," 


103 


Livonia,' 


146 


William, 




65 


Betsey, 


197 


Louis,' 


168 


Attmore, Caleb, 




77, 126 


Caroline,' 


168 


Louisa,' 


168 


Mary, 




77, 126 


Catharine Maine, 


168 


Lydia* (Gardiner), 


II, 31, 32 


Atwater, Martha W. 


(Tanner), 


Charlotte' (Gardiner), 


119, 168 


Lydia' (Weaver), 


95 






148, 193 


Charlotte' (George), 


168 


Margaret,' 


168 


Atwood, Sabrina Crocker 


i 


Charlotte' (William), 


168 


Martha' (Gardiner), 


103 


(Gardiner), 




182 


Cornelia,' 


168 


Mary, 


97, 145 


Wells, 




182 


Deborah, 


67 


Mary,' 


103 


Augusta, Me., 




32, 79 


Edwin,' 


168 


Mary, 


112 


Austin, Amy, 




50 


Elijah, 


146 


Mary,' 


153 


Ann Eliza' (Robinson), 


177 


Elizabeth, 


86 


Mary' (George), 


168 


Elizabeth, 




90 


Elizabeth,' 


153 


Mary' (William), 


168 


Ezekiel, 




50 


Elizabeth Wallace' (Rodman), 


Mary Gardiner,' 


146 


John, 




55 




184 


Mary (Hopkins), 


146 


John 0., 




8 


Ellen (Danford), 


168 


Mary Lyman, 


170 


William Nichols, 




177 


George, 


119, i68 


Mandana S.,' 


146 


Avery, Benjamin,' 




19 


George, 


146 


Melvina (Babcock), 


146 


Elizabeth,* 




19 


George' (Joseph Hopki 


tis), 146 


Mercjr* (Browning), 


26 


Joseph (?), 




6, 19 


George' (Jonathan N.) 


152 


Minerva,' 


146 


Joseph,* 




19 


George, 


167 


Norman C.,' 


146 


Joseph, 2d,* 




19 


George,' 


167 


Nelson,' 


168 


Lucy,* 




19 


Gideon, 


62 


Patience (Gifford), 


22, 61 


Tabitha,^ 




6, 19 


Hannah, 


26 


Peleg, 


167 


Tabitha,* 




6 


Hannah (Browning), 


168 


Peleg A.,' 


168 


Tabitha, 




38 


Hannah' (Champlin), 


92 


Penelope, 


29 


Thomas, 




19 


Hannah (Dawley), 


168 


Phebe, 


197 


Aylesworth, Almy (or Alcey), 


Hannah (Gardiner), 


104, 152 


Philip, 


62 




35 


81, 107 


Hannah (Grfford), 


103 


Ruth' (Gardiner), 


153 


Ann* (Gardiner), 




16, 47 


James,' 


167 


Sally (Lyman), 


170 


John, 




16,47 


James Alfred,' 


168 


Samuel, 


86 


Martha,' 




47 


James N., 


12, 142 


Simon,' 


146 


Mary, 




80 


James R.,' 


146 


Stephen, 


53, 103 


Ruth, 




38,87 


Jane (Arnold), 


146 


Stephen, 


95 


Sarah, 




41 


Jane (Oatley), 


168 


Susan,' 


153 


Waite,' 




47 


Jeannette (Gardiner), 


119, 167 


Susan,' 


167 


Ayrshire, Scotland, 




80 



Index 



287 





Pace 




Page 




Page 


Babcock, Abiah,' 




62 


Babcock, Rouse (or Rowse), 124 


Belden, Eunice, 


29, 72 


Abijah, 




42 


Ruth (Maxson), 


"3 


Hannah J., 


142, 187 


Abijah, 57, 


109, 


160 


Samuel, 


62 


Bell, Antoinette H., 


193 


Abijah, 




58 


Sarah' (Gardiner), 


9, 26 


Benjamin, Betsey, 


81 


Alice' ( Hazard), 




127 


Sarah (Perry), 


61 


David, 


81 


Asa,' 




62 


Simeon, 


9, 26 


Benson, Frances W.' (Gardiner), 


Benedick,' 




62 


Susannah (Perry), 


61 




24, 64 


Bridget' (Watson), 


57- 


109 


Susannah (Potter), 


113 


Gardiner,' 


64 


Bridget,' 




109 


Susannah (Rogers), 


26 


William, 


24, 64 


Caleb, 


127, 


175 


Thomas W., 


27 


Bent, Catharine, 


49 


David, 


22, 61 


Waite, 


127. 175 


John, 


49 


David,' 




61 


Bagnall, James, 


120 


Bentley, Benedict,' 


49 


Dorcas' (Brown), 


2: 


', 61 


Bailey, Curnel, 


197, 198 


Caleb,' 


190 


Dorcas,* 




27 


Gideon, 


86 


Cyrus, 


145, 190 


Dorcas,' 




62 


Hannah C.,' 


197 


David,' 


190 


Elizabeth, 




"3 


Jacob (Rev.), 82 


263, 264 


Eliza' (Smith), 


145- 190 


Eunice,' 




26 


Margaret' (Gardiner), 


86 


Elizabeth' (Gardiner), 


6, 17,49 


George, 




113 


Mary, 


198 


Flora (Gorton), 


190 


Gideon,' 




62 


Mary Ann,' 


197 


Gardiner,' 


49 


Gulielma M., 


127, 


175 


Olive' (Gardiner), 


155. 197 


Hannah' (Smith), 


145, 190 


Hannah,' 




27 


PurnelC. (Curnel?), 155,197,198 


Hiram,' 


190 


Hannah,' 




109 


Sarah Ann' (Robinson), 122 


John, 


6, 17, 49 


Hannah' (Brown), 




124 


William, 


122 


Lucy Caroline' (Gardiner), 84 


Hannah (Champlin), 




92 


Balch, Anna, 


174 


Mary (Cottrell), 


49 


Hezekiah, 




124 


Benjamin, 


123 


Melancthon, 


145, 190 


Isabella (Watson), 




62 


Frances Wanton' (Rot 


)inson). 


Minnie,' 


190 


Isabella, 


109, 


160 




123 


Susannah,' 


49 


Jason,' 




27 


Ballou, Lydia, 


2, 3 


Zadock Tilton, 


84 


Jeremiah,' 




26 


Robert, 


2 


Benton, Capt. John, 


31, 77 


Jonathan,' 




27 


Susannah, 


2 


Margaret (Hastings), 


31, 77 


Jonathan,' 




61 


Bangs, Alice, 


179 


Sarah, 


31, 77 


Joseph,' 




92 


Edward, 


179 


Berkeley, Dean George, 


215 


Joseph, 




127 


Barber, Sarah, 


88 


Berkshire Co., Mass., 


89 


Lucas,' 




27 


Sarah, 


137 


Berlin, N. Y., 


106 


Lucy,* 




27 


Barker, Mary, 


23, 62 


Bernadotte, III., 


144 


Lydia,' 




27 


Peter, 


22, 23, 62 


Berry, Diana, 


loi, 149 


Martha, 




113 


Susannah (Peckham), 


22, 23, 62 


Bigelow, Elizabeth M., 


191 


Mary, 




27 


Barnes, Mary, 


168, 169 


Bill, Capt. Joshua, 


29, 71 


Mary, 




49 


Barnet, Ann, 


127, 175 


Sarah, 


29, 70 


Mary,' 




62 


Barney, Sarah, 


127 


Birckhead, Rev. Dr. Hu 


?h,'» 280 


Mary (Brown), 




124 


Barnstable, England, 


52 


James (Esq.), 


173, 280 


Mary (Chesebrough), 




62 


Barringer, Albert, 


144, 188 


James, Mrs. (Eliza Hunter'), 


Mary (Thompson), 




62 


Emma P., 


144, 188 




173. 280 


Mary (Watson), 




62 


Harriet (Mayell), 


144, 188 


Rev. Malbone Hunter," 280 


Melvina, 




146 


Barton (Col.), 


23 


Solomon, Dr., 


280 


Mercy (Mary?)' (Watson), 


58 


Bassett, Mary, 


'3> 24, 65 


William H.,» Dr., 


280 


Miriam,' 58, 62, 


108, 


109 


Bates, Louise Prosser, 


V 


William H., Mrs. (Sarah 


Nathan, 




62 


Beach, Elizabeth A., 


134 


Gibbs King), 


v, 280 


Presilla (Wheeler), 




27 


Bedeque, P.E.I. , 


169 


Bissell, Aldridge, 


150 


Rouse, 




"3 


Beers, Sarah, 


14,43 


Anna, 


63 



288 



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Page 




Page 




Page 


Bissell, Elizabeth' (Gardiner), 150 


Bours, Mary' (Robinson), 


78 


Bringham (Bingham?) 


Lucius,' 


Blacklei-, Niobe' (Minturn), 172 


Bowditch (Baudish?) (Bowdish?), 




136 


Ward H., 172 


Mary, 


51 


Lucius, 2d,' 


136 


Blake, George W., 187 


Sarah, 


60 


Mary' (Gardiner), 85, 135, 136 


John Rice, 131 


Bowen, Nathan, 


86 


Nathan, 


85, 135 


Louisa' (Dumaresque), 131 


Elizabeth' (Gardiner), 


86 


Servial (Sabine), 


85, 135 


Mariette' (Hazard), 187 


Bowne, Robert L., 


126, 274 


Bristol, England, 


77 


Blanchard, Alvira, 171 


Boyd, Leander, 


140 


Britton, Hannah, 


34 


Bliss, Elizabeth, 105 


Louisa' (Pearce), 


140 


Brown, Abby, 


136 


Bliven, Edward, 3d, 92 


Maria W.' (Larkin), 


140 


Abby (Curtis), 


176 


Mary' (Champlin), 92 


Bozrah, Conn., 12, 85 


86, 135 


Abiel,' 


42, 51 


Block Island, 36 


Bracket, Frank A., 


187 


Abigail (Macoon), 


22, 62 


Bloomfield, Conn., 140 


Sarah' (Gardiner), 


187 


Abigail (Beriah), 


42 


Boardman, Harriet, 159 


Bradford, Gov. William, 


f Mass., 


Abigail, 


77. 126 


Bodfish, Mary E., 1 55 




220 


Abigail' (George), 


124 


Boit, Edward, 178 


Bradley, Dorcas' (Rathbun), 115 


Abijah,' 


62 


Mary Louisa' (Cushman), 178 


Joshua, 


"5 


Alice, 


15, 24, 44 


Bond, Dorcas Morey, 103 


Martha, 


187 


Amy' (Sherman), 


52 


Rayzel (?), 103 


Mary' (Gardiner), 


148 


Amy (Tanner), 


62 


Bones, Ann, 75 


William C., 


148 


Amy' (Robinson), 


77, 126 


Boone, Benjamin Reynolds,' 91 


Brady, Gen. Hugh, 


134 


Amy,' 


lOI, III 


Christopher C.,« 91 


Brainard, Addie' (Gillett) 


182 


Amy' (Gardiner), 


152, 195 


Hannah (Reynolds), 91 


Henry, 


182 


Ann,' 


123, 124 


Mary, 55 


Braintree, Mass., 


20 


Ann' (Dockray), 


127, 175 


Penelope,' 91 


Brandon, Vt., 


103 


Ann M.,« 


67 


Susannah' (Gardiner), 43, 91 


Brenton, Alice, 


30 


Ann M.,' 


143. 188 


Thomas, 43, 91 


Jahleel, 


20, 249 


Anna, ' 


176 


Thomas G.,' 91 


William, 


30 


Anna Brown' (Peckham), 188 


Borden, Abraham, 23, 63, 115 


Brenton's Neck, R. I., 


67 


Benjamin,* 


22, 6l, 62 


Sarah, 23, 63, 115 


Brett, Mary, 


25 


Benjamin,' 


51 


Sarah, 14, 41, 58, 109 


Brewster (Hannah') (Gardiner), 


Benjamin,' 


62 


Sarah, 76, 124, 125 




147. 193 


Benjamin, 


109, 162 


Boss, Abby, 153 


Otis, 


147. 193 


Benjamin,' 


101, III 


Amy" (Gardiner), 12, 20, 36, 55 


Briggs, Ann, 


5- 15 


Beriah (sheriff), 


102, 105 


Edward, 36 


Dinah' (Straight), 


15 


Beriah, 


42,52 


Freelove, 92 


Hannah, 


5 


Caroline C (Rodman), 186 


Isaac, 92 


Hannah, 


15 


Chad, 


22, 123 


Peter, 12, 20 36, 55 


Martha, 


5 


Cyrus, 


196 


Peter,' 36 


Mary M.' (Smith), 


134 


Daniel, 


7.22 


Peter,' 92 


Robert, 


15 


Daniel,' 


22 


Sarah,' 12, 20, 36, 55, 84 


Sarah L.' (Smith), 


134 


Daniel,' 


62 


Sarah,' 92 


Thomas, 


5 


Deliverance (Medbury), 22 


Susannah' (Sarah?), 12 


Thomas, 


134 


Desire,* 


22 


Susannah (Wilkinson), 36 


Bright, Emma (Eunice^), 


43-90 


Desire, 


54, 105 


Susannah,' 36, 52, 84 


Eunice, 


90 


Desire,' 


62 


Tabitha,' 92 


George, 


90 


Desire, 2d,' 


62 


Bostido, Alfred, 188 


Bringham (Bingham?), Charles, 


Dorcas,* 22, 


57, 61, 109 


Emma' (Gardiner), 188 


85. 


135, 136 


Dorcas' (Gardiner), 


67 


Boston Neck, 28,29,69,71,73,123 


Harriet,' 


136 


Dorcas' (Gardiner) ( 


same as 


Bours, John, 78 


Jerusha,' 


136 


above), 


95. 143 



Index 



289 



Page 

Brown, Edward,' 176 

Eleanor' (Lillibridge), 51, 59, 
loi, 111, 162, 195 
Eleanor,' loi 

Eleanor,' 162 

Eleanor,' 195 

Elias, 153 

Elijah,' 62 

Elisha,* 22, 61, 62 

Elisha,' 62 

Elisha, 1 52 

Eliza, 137, 184 

Eliza,' 162 

Eliza, 183 

Elizabeth (Robinson), 18, 52, 

102 
Elizabeth,* 22, 61 

Elizabeth, 78, 121, 171 

Elizabeth' (Watson), 109, 162 
Elizabeth (Robinson), 123 

Elizabeth,' 124 

Elizabeth,' 143 

Elizabeth, 161 

Elizabeth,' 171 

Elnathan C, 117, 141 

Frances^ (Watson), 7, 22 

Frances,* 22 

Frances, 36 

Frances G.'a"<l' (Hazard), 117, 

141 
Francis,' 62 

Francis,' 62 

Francis,' 176 

George,' 62 

George 76, 123, 124 

George (Dep. Governor), 78, 
102, 109, 121, 123, 124, 127, 
128, 160, 171, 175 
George,' 102, 124 

George (Bowne?), 77, 126 

George' (Bowne?), 126 

George H., 125 

Hannah (Sherman), 18, 42, 51 
Hannah,' 62 

Hannah (Robinson), 76, 78, 102 
109, 123, 160 
Hannah,' loi, iii 

Hannah,' 124 

Hannah,' 171 

Hannah," 128, 176 



Jeremiah, 18, 42, 51, 59 

Jeremiah,' 51, 59, loi, iii, 162 

Jeremiah,' 62 

Jeremiah,' loi, iii 

Jeremiah,' 143 

Jeremiah,' 162 

Jeremiah,' 195 

Jesse,' 62 

John (Ensign), 8 

John,* 22 

John,' loi, III 

John,' 102 
John,' 121, 124, 171 

John, 153 

John,' 171 

John, 186 

John L.,' 162 

John Peleg, 188 

Joseph,' 42, 51 

Joseph,' 62 

Joseph,' 143 

Lois (Willis), 62 

Lucina,' 62 

Lucy' (Gardiner), 42 

Lucy' (Hammond), 53 

Lucy, 153 

Maria C (Gardiner), 196 
Martha, 96, 106, 144, 156 

Mary, 7 

Mary, 51 

Mary,* 22 

Mary,' 52 

Mary,' 62 

Mary (Tibbetts), 62 

Mary' (Gardiner), 67 

Mary' (Gardiner), 95 

Mary' (Gardiner), loi 

Mary Wickes, 52, 102 

Mary' (Brown), 102, 124 
Mary' (Robinson), 121,124,171 





Page 




Page 


Brown, H. B., 


82 


Brown, Mary,' 


124 


Henry, 


53 


Mary,' 


143 


Honor, 


53. 107 


Mary' (Gardiner), 


152 


Honor (Gardiner), 


152, 195 


Mary G.,' 


195 


Howland, 


152 


Nancy (Dockray), 


124 


Isabel, 


8 


Nancy, 


142, 187 


James,' 


62 


Nancy' (Gardiner), 


152 


James, 


67, 95 


Nancy B., 


196 


Jane, 


13 


Patience (Edmunds), 


22, 62 


Jeremiah, 


7. 22, 123 


Patience,' 


62 



Peleg, 67, 95, 143 

Peleg,' 143 

Penelope, 172 

Prudence, lOI 

Robert (Esq.), 18, 52, 76, 123 
Robert,' 102 

Robert L. (Bowne?), 77, 126 
Rowland,' 52, 102 

Rowland,' 102 

Rowland, 123 

Rowland, 123 

Rowland, 124 

Rowland' (Bowne?), 126 

Ruth, 29, 72, 102 

Ruth,' 62 

Ruth,' 102 

Samuel, 18, 51, 172 

Samuel, 152, 195 

Sarah (Sherman), 18, 52 

Sarah (Franklin), 76, 123 

Sarah,' 109, 124, 160 

Sarah' (Gardiner), 153 

Sarah P.' (Gardiner), 197 

Sarah W.,' 176 

Stukeley, 152, 195 

Susannah' (Gardiner), 42 

Tabitha,' 143 

Thomas, 42 

Thomas,' 102 

Thomas, 123 

Waite (Reynolds), 51 

Waite,' 62 

William, 18, 29, 52, 102 

William,' 102 

William, 123 

William,' 124, 127, 

128, 175, 176 
William,' 143 

William,' 171 

William B., 238 



290 



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Page 




Page 




Page 


Brown, Rogers & Benson, 65 


Browning, Sarah C.,' 


68 


Butler, George, 


130 


Browne, Anna Elizabeth 


Stephen, 


109 


Button, Jane, 


148 


(Clements), 


130 


Stephen, 


109, 162 


Cady, Sarah Ann' (Sherman), 120 


Anne' (Gardiner), 


34. 79. 80 


Stephen,' 


162 


Wilbur, 


120 


Arthur (John?) (Colonel), 


Susan,' 


162 


Cambridge, Washington Co., 




34. 79. 80 


Susan (Watson), 


162 


N. Y., 


106 


Arthur,' 


130, 178 


Tabitha, 26, 


46, 67, 95 


Caner, Rev. Dr. Henry, 


32 


George Townsend,' 


130 


William, 26 


46, 67, 95 


CanonbeU?), MaryH., 


l8i 


John.s 


80, 130 


William,' 


26, 68 


Card, Elizabeth, 


52, lOI 


John Irwin Clements 


William,' 


68 


Jonathan, 


lOI 


(Captain R. N.), 


178 


Bruce, Mary Ann, 


125 


Mary, 


132, 180 


Rosa Mary Hughes, 


80, 130 


Bryan, Lilla, 


177 


Renewed, 


102 


Thomas Blakeney,' 


178 


Buencs Ayres, S. A., 


128 


Sarah, 


184 


Brownell, Harriet (Hannah?), 


Bulkeley, E. 0., 


85 


Carey, Mary, 


95 




120, 170 


Eliphalet Adams, 


135 


Carlisle, Venn., 


131 


Browning, Abby Ann Congdon,^ 


John Charles, 


135 


Carpenter, Abigail' (Sheldon), 




68, 143 


Sarah (Tainter), 


135 




64. 115 


Bridget' (Babcock), 


109 


Bull, Elizabeth, 


29 


Abigail,' 


65 


Desire' (Watson), 


68, 158 


Henry (Governor), 


29 


Ann' (Gardiner), 


24,65 


Elisha,' 


162 


Henry, 


77 


Benjamin,' 


65 


Elisha D.,» 


162, 196 


Mary, 


48 


Betsey (Case), 


65, 116 


Elizabeth, 


105. 153 


Mary, 


77 


Betsey,' 


165 


Elizabeth, 


151, 164 


Phebe, 


77 


Calvin(?), 


180 


Elizabeth, 


155. 162 


Burdick, Carey, 


25 


Carr Potter (?), 


180 


Emma E., 


181 


Dorcas (Cottrell), 


25 


Daniel, 64, 82, 


loi, 115 


Eunice, 


114 


Elias, 


25 


Dorcas,' 


"5 


Frances, 


162 


Hannah (Cottrell), 


25 


Ephraim,' 


115 


Gardiner,' 


26, 68, 143 


Burlingame, Ann, 


196 


Esther,' 


65 


Gardiner,' 


68 


Hannah' (Gardiner), 


6,17 


Esther,' 


"5 


Gardiner, 2d,' 


68 


Hannah, 


143 


Esther Bernon,' 


165 


George W.,' 


162 


Hannah' (Gardiner), 


152 


Francis,' 


65 


Hannah,' 


68, 143 


Harriet G., 


152. 196 


Francis (Captain), 


89 


Henry,' 


162 


Hazard, 


152 


Gardiner, 


91 


Izitt (Cole), 


26, 68, 143 


Henry, 


143 


Hiram (?), 


180 


Izitt (Browning), 


68 


Henry, 


196 


James Helme, 


116, 165, 


John, 


114 


Mary Ann, 


196 




250, 255 


John Arnold,' 


68 


Nancy (Hazard), 


143 


James Willett,' 


16,5 


Maria (Watson), 


68 


Thomas, 


6.17 


Jeremiah, 


64, "5 


Mary, 


46,95 


Burlingham, Ruth' (Brown), 62 


Jeremiah,' 


115 


Mary,' 


68 


William W., Jr., 


62 


Jonathan, 


146, 19T 


Mary (same as next 


above?). 


Burnett, Amos, 


181 


Laura Hazard,' 


165 




105 


Sarah E.' (Gardiner), 


181 


Libbie'^ (Doty), 


180 


Mercy, 


26 


Burroughs, Catherine' (Gardiner), 


Margaret, 


88, 137 


Miriam (Watson), 


109, 162 




25 


Mary, 


89 


Phebe' (Gardiner), 


9. 26 


Judith, 


144 


Mary, 


lOI 


Phebe,' 


68 


William, 


25 


Mary,' 


16.S 


Ruth* (Gardiner), 


196 


Butcher, Elizabeth* (Gardiner), 


Mary Hoxsie (Hazard) 


, 


Samuel, Jr., 


9. 26 




170 




116, 16.S 


Samuel,' 


68 


James, 


170 


Mehitable R., 


146, 191 


Sarah (Cole), 


26, 68 


Butler, Eliza' (Robinson), 130 


Mehitable (Sweet), 


146, 191 







Index 






291 




Pace 




P.^GE 




Page 


Carpenter, Patience' (1. 


aikin), 91 


Chace, Nathan, 


159 


Champlin, Margaret, 


"3 


Powell Helme,« 


116 


Chadwick, Elizabeth J., 


179 


Martha,' 


54, 92, 105 


Renewed (Smith), 


64, 82, 


Champlin, Abigail,' 


60 


Mary (Northup), 


20, 56 




loi, 115 


Abigail,' 


92 


Mary* (Gardiner), 


20, 56 


Renewed, 


108, 159 


Alice (Reynolds), 


60 


Mary (Hazard?), 


51, 100 


Sarah, 


82 


Amy Ann' (Peirce), 


154 


Mary* (Gardiner), 


51, 100 


Sarah,' 


115 


Anne, 


14, 41 


Mary,' 


56 


Willett, 


24, 65 


Anne Tripp (Perry), 


100 


Mary,' 


72 


VVillett,' 6s 


, Ii5, 250 


Benjamin, 


38,87 


Mary (Gardiner), 


92 


Carr, Ann, 


25,66 


Benjamin, 


54, 103 


Mary,' 


92 


Caleb (Governor), 


7, 21 


Benjamin, 


154 


Mary,' 


100 


Edward, 


21 


Christopher (Captain) 


I 


Nancy Champlin, 


92 


Hannah (Stanton), 


7,21 




14, 41, 88 


Nicholas,' 


87, 103 


Hannah, 7, 


21, 22, 61 


Christopher (Colonel), 




Oliver,' 


92 


Huldah, 


173 




31, 72, 75 


Penelope (Allen), 


87, 103 


Mary, 


7, 25 


Daniel,' 


87, 103 


Robert, 


29, 72 


Mary, 


74 


Dorcas (Dawley), 


100 


Robert, 


112 


Mary, 


109 


Dorcas' (Gardiner), 


108 


Rowland Gardiner, 


56 


Oliver, 


no 


Elisha,' 


60 


Ruhamah, 


75 


Robert, 


7 


Elizabeth (Dennison) 


14,41, 


Samuel, 


45,92 


Waite, 


104 




75,88 


Samuel, 


60 


(preacher), 


58 


Elizabeth' (Gardiner), 


38, 54, 


Samuel,' 


92 


Carr Burying Ground, Newport, 25 




87, 103 


Sarah E., 


184 


Carr Lane {Mill Street), 


Newport, 


Elizabeth, 


54, 104 


Stephen, 


20, 56 




25 


Esther' (Hazard), 


112 


Stephen, 


51, 100 


Carver, Mrs., 


20 


Ezekiel,' 


56 


Stephen, 


104, 151 


Case, Amy, 


82, 132 


Freelove* (Watson), 


21, 59 


Stephen,' 


160 


Ann Greene, 


50 


Freelove,' 


60 


Stephen,' 


56 


Betsey, 


65, 116 


Freelove (Boss), 


92 


Stephen Gardiner,' 


100 


John, Sr., 


50, 58 


George Gardiner,' 


56 


Susan, 


104, 151 


John, Jr., 


17. 50 


Hannah, 7, 


19,21, 54 


Susannah, 


21, 59 


Joseph, 


50 


Hannah, 


20, 56 


Susannah,' 


56 


Mary* (Hill), 


17, 50 


Hannah (Hill), 


72, 75 


Susannah,' 


60 


Nathaniel,' 


50 


Hannah' (Gardiner), 


92 


Thomas,' 


60 


Oliver, 


147 


Hannah (Hazard), 


56 


Thomas Hazard,' 


100 


Phebe (Allen), 


147 


Hannah,' 


56 


Thankful (Coone), 


60 


Tabitha,' 


50 


Hannah,' 


92 


Thankful (Gavit), 


92 


Casey, Silas (General), 


248 


Hannah, 104, no 


151, 164 


William,' 


56 


Thomas Lincoln (General), | 


Hazard, 


108 


William,' 


60 




59, 248 


Henry G.,' 


92 


William,' 


92 


Castine, Me., 


130 


Huldah, 


103 


William, 


113 


Caswell, Elizabeth' (Gardiner), | 


Jabez (Captain), 


75 


Charleston, S. C, 


40 




152 


Jeffrey, 7, 


20, 21, 56 


Charlestown, R. I., 


45, 61, 63, 


John, 


152 


Jeffrey, Jr., 20, 


21, 56, 59 




75, 77, 92 


Catskill, N. v.. 


72 


Jeffrey, 


51. 100 


Charlottetown, P. E. I. 


120 


Caulkins, Eliff, 


83 


Jeffrey, 


54, 104 


Chase, Anna Attmore' 


(Robinson), 


Cayuga Co., N. Y., 


125 


Jeffrey,' 


56 




126 


Cazenove, Eliza Frances, 


66, 116 


John, 


21, 59 


Sarah' (Gardiner), 


157 


Chace, Almy, 


159 


John,' 


59 


Stephen A., 


126 


Ann, 


159 


Lydia' (Gardiner), 


29, 72 


William (Rev.), 


157 



292 



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Pace 




Page 




Pace 


Chelsea, Me., 


32 


Clark or Clarke, Hannah 


54, 105 


Clark or Clarke, Rebecca" (Wells), 


Chesebrough, Mary, 


62 


Hannah (Knight), 


63 




23, 63 


Mary, 


70, 119 


Hannah,' 


63, "4 


Rebecca,' 


113 


Christ Church, Gardiner, 


Me., 


Hannah,' 


"3 


Rebecca,' 


114 




32,33 


Harriet' (Watson), 


158 


Remington,' 


113 


Church, Abigail, 


67 


Hazard,' 


114 


Rouse,' 


114 


Churchill, Charles (poet 


), 79 


Jabez," 


27 


Russell,' 


83 


Mary B., 


135 


James, 


35 


Ruth,' 


63 


Claggett, Thomas John 


{Bishop), 


James,' 


63, 113 


Samuel, 


122 




234 


James,' 


113 


Sarah (Reynolds), 


35.83 


Clark or Clarke, Abby' (Robin- 


Jane (James?),' 


83 


Sarah' (Gardiner), 


35. 83 


son), 


122 


Jeremiah, 


24 


Sarah,' 


83 


Abby, 


127, 175 


Joanna (Tefft), 


114 


Sarah (Tefft), 


114 


Abby C, 


127, 175 


John, 


35,83 


Silas,' 


114 


Abigail," 


27 


John,' 


57 


Simeon, 


54. 105 


Almira D. (Hull), 


114 


John,' 


83 


Susannah,' 


83 


Ann, 


24 


John, 


>34 


Susannah,' 


114 


Ann l,Carr), 


25,66 


John, 


142, 187 


Susannah' (Gardiner), 


142 


Ann, 


40 


John G.,' 


114 


Theresa, 


112 


Ann,' 


63, 113 


Joseph, 


35,83 


Thomas, 


127. 175 


Ann,' 


66 


Joseph,' 


114 


Wells,' 


114 


Ann, 


120 


Joshua,' 


63, 114 


William, 


21. 57 


Anne, 


54. 105 


Joshua,' 


114 


William, 


63 


Anne,' 


187 


Joshua,' 2d, 


114 


William, Jr., 


23,63 


Asa,6 


83 


J. G. {Honorable), 


23 


William,' 3d, 


63. 114 


Audley, 


25,66 


J. G., Jr., 


23 


William {Judge), 


112 


Audley,' 


66 


J. G. Clark Farm, 


23 


William' (s. James), 


"3 


Benjamin,' 


27 


Latham, 


21, 57 


William' (s. William 3d), 1 14 


Catharine,' 


113 


Latham, 54, 58 


91, 105 


William' (s. Joshua), 


114 


Daniel, 


173 


Latham,' 


57 


Dr., 


158 


Desire^ (Gardiner), 


9.27 


Levi, 


138 


Clements, Anna Elizabeth, 


Dorcas' (Gardiner), 


35 


Luke,' 


114 




130, 178 


Elias,' 


113 


Martha, 4 


I, 88, 89 


Richard {Captain), 


130, 178 


Eliff (Caulkins), 


83 


Martha (Robinson), 54 


91, 105 


Cleveland, Margaret, 


63 


Elisha, 


9. 27 


Martha, 


91 


Ckite, Elizabeth, 


135 


Elisha,* 


27 


Mary" (Gardiner), 


25,66 


Coates, Elizabeth (Horner), 173 


Elizabeth, 


37,84 


Mary, 


51 


Joseph H.,' 


173 


Elizabeth (Kenyon), 


63, "3 


Mary (Tefft), 


63, 114 


Joseph S., 173 


258, 274 


Elizabeth (Dodge), 


63, 114 


Mary C (Gardiner), 


66 


Samuel, 125 


173, 274 


Elizabeth, 


76, 125 


Mary (Proud), 


76, 125 


Sarah' (Robinson), 


125. 173. 


Elizabeth," 


"3 


Mary,' 


114 




258, 274 


Elizabeth,' 


114 


Mary A.' (Lee), 


134 


Sarah Ann (Wisner), 


173 


Esther,' 


187 


Mary* (Hoag), 


173 


Sarah R.,» 


173 


Eunice (Browning), 


63, 114 


Mary,' 


187 


Cobbossee River, Me., 


32 


Frances, 


24 


Nathaniel, 


76, 125 


Coddington, William {Governor), 


Gardiner," 


27 


Nathaniel,' 


83 




113, 186 


Gardiner,' 


83 


Paris,' 


83 


Coggeshall, Amey (Almy?) Ann, 


Gideon,' 


63, 114 


Peleg {Captain), 


25,66 




29, 73 


Gideon,' 


114 


Perry,' 


114 


Ann, 


14.43 


Hannah' (Watson), 


21,57 


Peter,' 


63 


Ann, 


24, 64 



Index 



293 





Page 




Page 






Page 


Coggeshall, Daniel {Esq.) 


58,59 


Congdon, Amanda,' 


182 


Congdon, William, 


78, 


loi, 127 


Eliza, 


150 


Ann (Gifford), 


104 


William, 




104 


Eliza Gardiner, 


175 


Anna,« 


lOI 


William Taylor," 




95, loi 


Elizabeth, 


38 


Benjamin, 


12, 36 


William W., 




196 


Joseph, 


42 


Charles, 


lOI 


Conklin, Ann Almira' 


(Watson), 


Mary (Wanton), 


58,59 


Daniel, 


196 






159 


Mercy (Mary?), 


87 


Dorcas," 


lOI 


David, 




159 


Sarah, 


157 


Dorcas' (Allen), 


110 


Conner, Mary, 




122 


Waite, 


14,42 


Elizabeth, 


13,38 


Cook or Cooke, Deborah 


115 


Coggswell or Coggeshall, 


Char- 


Elizabeth, 


13. 39 


Coone, Joseph, 




60 


lotte, 


131, 180 


Experience," 


lOI 


Thankful, 




60 


Colchester, Conn., 12, 36 


, 84, 135 


Frances, 


12, 36 


Corey, Dinah, 




15 


Cole, Abby, 


93 


Frances (Stafford), 


36 


Elizabeth, 




16, 48 


Ann, 109, 158, 


159. 161 


Frances A.' (Gardiner) 


196 


Elsie, 




139 


Izitt, 26 


■ 68, 143 


Freelove (Taylor), 78, 


loi, 127 


Katie, 




158 


John (Captain), 


26,68 


George, 


127 


Cottrell, Abby' (Gardiner), 166 


Lydia Anstis, 


154 


Hannah, 


127, 175 


Abigail^ (Gardiner) 




9 


Margaret (Peirce), 


196 


Hester (Esther?), 


13,39 


Benjamin,* 




26 


Maria, 


154. 196 


John, 


8 


Caleb T., 




166 


Mary (w. William Wat 


son). 


John, Jr., 


12 


Dorcas,* 




25 




109, I61 


John, 


13,39 


Elizabeth' (Gardiner), 


9,25 


Mary (Hazard), 


161 


John, 


39 


Elizabeth,* 




25 


Mary (w. T. J. Watson), 161 


John, 


Id 


Hannah,* 




25 


Sarah, 


26,68 


John, 


127, 174 


John, 2d, 




9.25 


William, 


161 


John Reynolds, 


96 


John,* 3d, 




26 


Collins, Abel Clarke,' 


155 


Jonathan, 


I33> 182 


Mary" (Gardiner), 




97 


Amanda, 


139 


Lydia" (Gardiner), 


95 


Oliver, 




97 


Anna, 


127,275 


Mary' (Taylor), 52 


, 68, loi 


Samuel, 




9 


Anna (Smith), 


157 


Mary, 


68,95 


Thomas,* 




25 


Anne E., 


171 


Mary, 


78, 127 


Coventry, R. I., 


38, 47, 67 


Caroline, 


157 


Mary, 


127, 174 


Cozzens Brook, North Kingstown, 


Charles {Governor), 


127, 275 


Mary' (Gardiner), 


133, 182 


R.I., 




52 


David, 


157 


Mary, 


160, 162 


Cox, J. B., 




170 


Hannah C.,' 


155 


Mehitable' (Gardiner), 


12 


Martha, 




170 


John {Governor), 


25, 66 


Melissa,* 


182 


Craig, Lydia, 




144, 188 


John, 


25,67 


Patience, 


14,43 


Crandall, Anstis, 




55 


John, 


103 


Patience (Northup), 


39 


Charity, 




81 


John,' 


155 


Reuben, 


110 


Joseph, 




81 


Mary, 


25, 66 


Ruth" (Gardiner), 


96 


Martha, 




198 


Mary Ann (Gardiner), 


105, 155 


Ruth Ann* (Gardiner), 


196 


Crane, Dorcas, 




80 


Mary Ann,' 


155 


Samuel, 


76, 122 


John, 




80 


Peleg Gardiner,' 


155 


Sarah, 


76, 122 


Susannah, 




80 


Timothy Clarke, 


105, 155 


Sarah" (Knowles), 


lOI 


Cranston, Caroline,' 




190 


Coleman, Amey, 


182 


Sarah," 


lOI 


Florilla,' 




190 


Collation Corners, R. I., 


236 


Sarah (Kenyon), 


127, 174 


Harry, 




145, 190 


Colt, Henriette (Peckham), 159 


Sarah' (Hazard), 


127 


Henry,' 




190 


Joseph, 


159 


Stephen, 


52, lOI 


John, 


145, 


189, 190 


Comstock, Mercy, 


112 


Stephen, 


68, 95 


Minerva,' 




190 


Conanicul Island, 


44 


Stephen, 


127, 175 


Minerva (Smith), 




190 


Congdon, Alice' (Knowles), loi 


Susannah, 


54. 104 


Polly,' 




190 



294 



The Gardiners 





Pace 




P..\GE 




Page 


Cranston, Rebekah' (Sm 


th). 


Cushman (or Gushing), 


Robert 


Dean, Abigail, 


98 




145. 190 


Maynard,' 


178 


Jonathan, 


98 


Sarah Maria,' 


190 


Susan Dexter, 


178 


DeBlois, Anne, 


76, 122 


Susan, 


145, 189 


Thomas Forbes,' 


178 


Deblois, Francis, 


131. 179 


Crapo, Louisa, 


180 


William,' 


178 


Margaretta, 


131, 179 


Crary, John, 


86 


Cutts, Adele (w. Steph( 


-n A. 


Delamater, Sarah, 


174 


Martha, 


86 


Douglas), 


103 


Delano, Harriet, 


154 


Marcy, 


86 


James Madison, 


103 


Dellee (slave), 


15 


Crawford, Mary< (Wells) 


23 


Danford, Ellen, 


168 


Dennison, Abigail' (Gard 


iner). 


William, 


23 


Davis, Abby Potter (C 


Linliffe), 




70, 119 


Creagh, (\v. John R 


Tabor), 




278 


Desire, 


88 




129 


Anne, 


43- 89 


Elizabeth, 14, 4 


1,75.88 


Crocker, N. B. {Rev. Dr.) 


115 


Catharine, 


5- 13 


George, 


75. 88 


Crocker (or Crooker), John, 133 


Constance Tabor' (Gardiner), 


George, 


70, 119 


Crocker (or Crocker), Anne, 




116, 165 


George,' 


119 




84. 133 


Elizabeth, 


4. 12, 13 


Hannah (Latham), 


119 


Crosier, Sally, 


174 


Elizabeth' (Mawney' 


. 93. 142 


Henry,' 


119 


Cross, Ann' (Clarke), 


63, 113 


Henry, 


116, 165 


Julia,' 


119 


Dorcas,' 


"3 


Jeffrey. 


93. 94. 142 


Mary' (Babcock), 


62 


James F., 


181 


Jeffrey,' Jr. (?), 


142 


Mercy (Gorham), 


75.88 


John, 


161 


Jeffrey,' 


278 


Phebe, 


78. 129 


Martha,' 


113 


Rebecca, 


43.89 


William Gardiner, 


119 


Mary Ann' (Watson), 


161 


Samuel, 


12 


De Riiyler, Madison Co., N. Y., 36 


Rebecca (Cross or Cook), 


Sarah* (Gardiner), 


12 


Devils Foot, North Kingst 


own. 




41,89 


Stephen, 


43. 89 


R. I., 


237 


Ruth,« 


"3 


William Deane, 


277 


De Witt, Elizabeth, 


170 


Sally G.« (Tucker), 


181 


Dawley, Alice' (Gardiner), 


Dexter, Susan, 


178 


Samuel, 


63. 113 




107. 157 


Dockray, Abby (Lawton) 


176 


Culverwell, Thomas, 


184 


Charlotte,' 


158 


Abigail,' 


78 


Cumberland, R. I., 


80 


Daniel, 


19. 55. 136 


Abigail,' 2d, 


78 


Cundall, Fanny, 


137. 184 


Dorcas, 


100 


Ann,' 


127, 175 


Joseph, 


40 


Hannah'' (Gardiner), 


19. 55, 136 


Ann (Remington), 


127. 176 


Lydia, 


40 


Hannah, 


168 


Benjamin, 


31, 77 


Curtis, Abby, 


176 


Helen (Eldridge), 


158 


Benjamin,' 


78 


Amy (Case), 


82, 132 


James Edward,' 


158 


Benjamin Remington,' 


176 


Joshua, 


82, 132 


John, 


54. 55 


Eliza Oldfield,' 


176 


Lizzie,' 


132 


Louisa, 


87. 136 


Elizabeth (Potter), 


176 


Luke,' 


132 


Louisa,' 


157 


Hannah,' 


78 


Mrs. Luke (Adams), 


132 


Lydia, 


19.54 


James Robinson,' 


78, 127 


Mary,' 


132 


Mary Eldridge, 


158 


James Perry,' 


176 


Mary' (Gardiner), 


82, 132 


Nathan (Welthan?), 


90 


John, 


31.77 


Samuel, 


82, 132 


Rodney, 


107. 157 


John, 


162 


Susan,' 


132 


Silas G.,' 


158 


John Bigland'(Bigelow? 


),78,i27 


Susannah, 


176 


Day, Emma' (Gardiner 


). 72 


John Bigland, 


127, 176 


Cushman (or Cashing), John j 


Harriet' (Gardiner), 


72 


John Bigland,' 


176 


Gardiner,' 


178 


John, 


16 


John Oldfield,' 


127. 176 


John Peck, 


130, 178 


Philo, 


72 


John Oldfield,' 


176 


Mary Louisa' (Gardiner), | 


Rachel, 


15. 16 


Joseph W.,' 


176 




130, 178 


Russell, 


72 


Kate Hunter, 


183 


Mary Louisa,' 


178 


Dazotell, Leontine E., 


157 


Margaret,' 


78 



Index 



295 





Page 




Page 




Page 


Dockray, Margaret (Oldfield) 


127 


Dumaresque (or Duma 


resq). 


EaslHaddam, Conn., 


133 


Mary,' 




II 


Herbert,* 


179 


East Hartford, Conn., 


40 


Mary,' 




127 


James,* 


80, 131 


Easton, Amey, 


14,42 


Mary, 




162 


James Saumerez,* 


179 


Freelove* (Gardiner), 


24 


Mary,8 




176 


Jane Frances Rebecca 


' 131. 179 


Jonathan, 14 


42,43 


Mary (Congdon), 


78, 


127 


Julia (Gordon), 


179 


Mary, 


14.43 


Mary (Peckham), 




162 


Louisa,' 


131 


Mary, 


lOI 


Mary' (Robinson), 


31 


, 77 


Lucy (Hazeltine), 


179 


Patience (Rodman), 14 


42, 43 


Mary Robinson,* 


78, 


127 


Margaretta (Deblois) 


131. 179 


Sarah, 


40 


Mercy,' 




176 


Margaretta,* 


179 


William, 


24 


Mercy (Peckham), 


127, 


176 


Philip, 


33, 34, 80 


Eaton, Mary P., 


181 


Nancy, 




124 


Philip,' 


131. 179 


Eddy, Frances' (Browning) 


, 162 


Phebe Robinson,* 




176 


Philip Kearney,* 


179 


John, 


162 


Susannah,' 




78 


Rebecca* (Gardiner), 


34.80 


John (husb. Caroline M. 


Up- 


Susannah (Curtis), 




176 


Rebecca,* 


80 


dike). 


163 


William Peckham,' 




176 


Sarah (Farwell), 


80, 131 


Edmunds, Patience, 


22, 62 


William R.,s 




78 


Sophia (Hurlbert), 


179 


Edson, Eliza* (Hazard), 


187 


Dodge, Anna, 




107 


Susanna,* 


80 


Paschal, 


187 


Elizabeth, 


63, 


114 


Sylvester,* 


80 


Eichelburger, Elizabeth Susan, 


Dorsey, Maria P., 


116, 


165 


Durfee, Prudence, 


25,67 




144 


Doty, Albert,* 




180 


Dutemple, Mary* or Mercy* 


Elder, Isaac, 


130 


Amey,« 




180 


(Gardiner), 


198 


Mary Ann' (Gardiner), 


130 


Emily G. (Mason), 




180 


William, 


198 


Eldred, Abigail, 


15,45 


Leonard, 


131, 


180 


Dwight, Lyman, 


158 


Elizabeth* (Gardiner), 


97 


Libbie,« 




180 


Rebecca' (Watson), 


'58 


Griden, 


97 


Louisa' (Gardiner), 


131- 


180 


Dyer, Ruth, 


86 


Hannah, 


86 


Douglas, Adele (Cutts), 




103 


Samuel, 


86 


John (Captain), 5, 14 


15, 45 


Benajah, 




103 


Waity, 


86 


John, 


171 


John, 




6 


Dyre, Abigail* (Gardiner), 106 


Laura, 


195 


Lydia' (Gardiner), 




6 


Charles, 14, 


41. 57. 83 


Margaret, 


5, 14 


Martha Denny (Martin 


), 


103 


Charles,* 


41 


Martha, 


H 


Mary* (Arnold), 




103 


Christopher,* 


41 


Mary, 


7, 19 


Sarah (Fish or Fisk), 




103 


Cynthia, 


143 


Mercy (Comstock), 


112 


Sarah (Rogers), 




103 


George, 


97 


Penelope, 


5, 14 


Stephen A.' (Dr.), 




103 


Hannah,* 


41.57 


Samuel, 


7,21 


Stephen A.» (Liitle Gia 


Hof 




Penelope* (Gardiner), 


14,41 


Samuel, 


14 


Illinois), 




103 


Permeril (?), 


81 


Sarah Hull* (Robinson), 


171 


Douglass, Elizabeth' (Hazard) 


. 74 


Samuel,* 


41 


Thomas, 


7, 19 


Thomas, 




74 


Samuel, 


106 


Thomas, 


97 


Downing, Abiah (Sarah?) 




16 


Waite* (Gardiner), 


97 


Weeden, 


86, 112 


Dresden, Me., 




32 


Earl, Alice* (Sherman), 


13 


(Niles), 


97 


Dumaresque (or Dumaresq), 




Dorcas, 


125, 172 


Eldridge or Eldred, Caleb, 


41,89 


Abigail,* 




80 


John, 


125. 172 


Eldridge, Caleb H., i 


45, 191 


Anne,* 




80 


Joshua, 


13 


Delvert,* 


191 


Florence Saumerez,* 




179 


Phebe, 


125, 172 


Eliza (Gardiner), 


189 


Frances,* 




80 


Early, George, 


144 


Elizabeth,* 


191 


Frances Perkins,* 




179 


Julia (Greer), 


144 


Griffin, 


189 


Francis (Dr.), 




80 


Mary, 


144 


Helen, 


158 


Francis,* 




179 


East Greenwich, R. I., 1 1 


13,15,35, 


Isabella, 


145 


Hannah,* 




80 


36, 38, 44, 46, 47, 48. 63, 84, 96 


Jane Eliza* (Smith), 


189 



296 



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Page 

Eldridgp, Lyman (Deacon), 189 
Mary, 158 

Rachel (Hull), 158 

Reuben (Colonel), 158 

Seymour,' 191 

Samantha (Tyler), 158 

Sarah' (Smith), 145,191 

Smith," 191 

Thomas, 1 58 

Waite, 132 

Elliott, Laura, 137 

Lucinda Grant, 88,137 

Ellis, Amy (Austin), 50 

Augustus,^ 50 

Ayres, 17, 50 

Desire (Slocum), 50 

Elizabeth,^ 50 

Jeremiah,* 50 

Joanna,* 50 

Susanna'' (Hill), 17, 50 

Ely, Eleanor (Perry), 188 

Esther, 145, 188 

John, 131 

Louise M., 182 

Lucretia, 143, 157, 188 

Lydia, 131 

Susannah, 131 

Walter, 188 

England, Eleanor, 17 

Eppes, Abigail, 11,34,209,221 

Estis, Huldah' (Hoag), 173 

Louis, 173 

Exeter, R. I., 12, 16, 38, 47, 

48, 50, 60, 63, 71, 80 

Fanant (Tennant?), John, 39 

Lydia' (Gardiner), 39 

Fanning, Maria, 86 

Thomas, 86 

Farwell, Ebenezer, 80,131 

Sarah, 80, 131 

Fayerweather, Samuel (Rev.), 

74. 234. 255. 258, 274 

Faxon, John, 29, 72 

Lydia' (Gardiner), 29, 72 

Fellows, Asa, 90, 93, 140, 142 

Mary Potter,' 90, 140, 142 

Sarah' (Gardiner), 90, 93, 140, 

142 

Ferguson, Anne' (Dumaresque), 

80 



Page 

Ferguson, Duncan, 172 

Emma Jane* (Gardiner), 179 

Henry (Rev. Dr.), 179 

John, 80 

Niobe* (Minturn), 172 

Ferry Farm, 58 

Field, John, 74 

Lydia' (Hazard), 74 

Sarah, 8 

Fields, Alt is, 148 

Fish, David, 76, 126 

Flora, 133 

Jemima, 76, 126 

Lydia, 76, 126 

Maria, 199, 168 

Mary, 77 

Sarah, 76 

Fish or Fiske, Sarah, 103 

Fisher's Island, 78 

Fiske, Louisa, 175 

Stephen, 175 

Fitch, Abiah, 12, 37 

Flannagan, Brian, 66 

Frances' (Gardiner), 66 

Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y., 68, 95, 

103, 106 

Fhishing, L. I., 4 

Fones, Elizabeth, 14, 18 

Elizabeth, 43, 236 

James, 236 

Foote, Mary, 159 

Forbes, Peter, 120 

Elizabeth' (Sherman), 120 

Fort George, Penobscot, Me., 82 

Fori Griswold, Conn., 119 

Foster, Lawton, 107 

Susannah' (Tefft), 107 

Fothergill, Samuel, 58, 247 

Four Chimney House, Boston Neck, 

R.I., 119 

Fowler, Ann' (Clarke), 40, 66 

Christopher, 25, 67 

Christopher, 40, 66 

Job J., 38 

Mary" (Gardiner), 13, 40 

Phebe (Mumford), 40 

Ruth' (Gardiner), 38 

Samuel, 13, 25, 40, 66 

Samuel Gardiner,' 40 

Sarah, 25, 66 



Page 

Fox, Julia, 156 

Franklin, Elizabeth (Mitchell), 146 

John, 146 

Mary, 98, 146 

Penelope, 18, 53 

Samuel, 125 

Sarah, 76, 123 

Sarah, 76, 125 

Franklinton, N. Y., 144 

Frazer, Ann' (Wells), 23 

Thomas, 23 

Frederick (slave), 15 

French, William, 98 

Frenchtown, R. I., 36 

Fry, Anne, 35, 36 

Hannah, 18, 53 

Mary (Greene), 35 

Thomas, 18, 35, 53 

Fuller, Abigail' (Gardiner), 

100, 149 

Abigail,' 149 

Ezra,' 149 

Nancy' (Gardiner), 192 

Scott, 100, 149 

Scott, 192 

Fulton Co., N. Y., 83 

Gage, Eliza' (Gardiner), 83 

Ichabod L., 83 

Gamby, Laura, 134 

Gardiner, Abby (Cole), 93 

Abby (Potter), 119, 167 

Abby,' 119, 168 

Abby (Brown), 136 
Abby A. C. (Browning), 143 

Abby E. E.,' 152 

Abby,' 153 

Abby,' 166 

Abby S. (Sanford), 170 

Abby« (Smith), 189, 190 

Abel,' 49, 98 

Abiah (Fitch), 12, 37 
Abiah (Sarah?) (Downing), 

16, 46 

Abiel,' 34. 8° 

Abiel,' 99. '47 

Abiel,' 147 

Abiel, 2d,' 147. 192 

Abigail (Richmond), 2, 5 

Abigail (Remington), 4, ID, II 

Abigail (Thurston), 7, 24 



Index 



297 





P 


\C,E 




Page 




Page 


Gardiner, Abigail,^ 




9 


Gardiner, Alfred,' 


142, 187 


Gardiner, Amy' (Jeffrey D. Wat- 


Abigail,* 10, 


II, 29 


.31 


Alfred,' 


169 


son), 


148 


Abigail (Love?) (Eppi 


-s), II 


34 


Alice, 


6, 17 


Amy' (Vincent), 


152, 195 


Abigail,* 


12 


37 


Alice (Brown), 


15.44 


Amy' (Elisha), 


153 


Abigail,* 


14 


41 


Alice (Wickes), 


87 


Amy (Coleman), 


182 


Abigail,* 




15 


Alice (Spink), 


89 


Amy (Almy?) Ann 


(Coggeshall), 


Abigail (Eldred), 




15 


Alice,' 


107, 157 




29. 73 


Abigail,* 




20 


Alice (Bangs), 


179 


Amy Ann,' 


153 


Abigail,* 




24 


Alice,' 


196 


Amy Easton,' 


89 


Abigail,' 


10 


.29 


Allen,' 


50. 51 


Andrew Jackson,' 


135 


Abigail,^ 


28, 29 


, 71 


Allen, 


184 


Andrew,' 


188 


Abigail,' 


29. 73 


.78 


Almirah,' 


85 


Ann (Briggs), 


5. 15 


Abigail,' 


34 


, 80 


Almy (Aylesworth), 


35. 81, 107 


Ann,' 


6, 18 


Abigail (Tefft), 


35, 82 


83 


Almy,' 


39 


Ann, 


7,24 


Abigail,' 




39 


Almy,' 


104 


Ann (Gibbins), 


II. 34 


Abigail (Brown), 




42 


Alonzo,' 


142 


Ann (Coggeshall), 


14.43 


Abigail,' 




42 


Alonzo,' 


151 


Ann (Newton), 


24 


Abigail,' 




43 


Altis (Fields), 


148 


Ann,* 


24. 65 


Abigail,' 




45 


Alzada,' 


181 


Ann (Carr), 


25,66 


Abigail,' 




47 


Amanda (Smith), 


147, 192 


Ann (Fry), 


35. 36 


Abigail (Parker), 


50 


,98 


Amanda,' 


189 


Ann,' 


36 


Abigail (Hall), 


54. 


106 


Amanda (Wren), 


192 


Ann,' 


42 


Abigail,' 




66 


Amasa,' 


85 


Ann,' 


47 


Abigail,^ 


70, 


119 


Amelia (Sims), 


83 


Ann, 


49 


Abigail (Knowles), 


71. 


119 


Amelia,' 


85 


Ann,' 


49 


Abigail (Rathbone), 




81 


Amie (or Amy), 


17.49 


Ann,' 


54. 103 


Abigail (Tefft), 


82, 


132 


Amie, 


55. 107 


Ann (Clarke), 


54. 105 


Abigail (Marchant), 




84 


Amie,' 


98 


Ann,' 


67 


Abigail (Stedman), 85 


. 139. 


140 


Amos,* 


26, 68 


Ann,' 


105 


Abigail' (Champlin), 




92 


Amos,' 10, 28, 


29. 70, 71 


Ann,' 


106 


Abigail' (Stanton), 




92 


Amos,' 


46,95 


Ann (Clark), 


120 


Abigail,' 




92 


Amos,' 


71, 119 


Ann (Holley), 


132, 181 


Abigail (Dean), 




98 


Amos, 


120 


Ann (Terry), 


136. 183 


Abigail,' 


100, 


149 


Amos,' 


168 


Ann,' 


143 


Abigail* (Gardiner), 






Amy (Sherman), 


4, 11. 12 


Ann,' 


152 


10; 


, 107, 


150 


Amy* (Stephen), 12 


. 20, 36, 55 


Ann Eliza,' 


116, 165 


Abigail,' 




106 


Amy (Easton), 


14, 42 


Ann Eliza,' 


198 


Abigail' (Gardiner), 




118 


Amy* (Nicholas), 


19 


Ann Elizabeth (Hays), 131, 179 


Abigail,' 




181 


Amy* (George), 


20, 56 


Ann W.,' 


156 


Adelaide,* 




169 


Amy* (Job), 


36 


Anna (or Annah),* 


16, 48 


Adeline,' 




180 


Amy' (Stephen), 


36 


Anna,' 


37 


Adolphus Morgan,' 




135 


Amy' (David), 


37 


Anna,' 


119. 167 


Agnes (Jackson), 




150 


Amy' (William), 


40 


Anna,' 


157 


Alanson,' 




140 


Amy' (Lillibridge), 5c 


. 59, 98, 99 


Anna Matilda,' 


120 


Albert,' 




73 


Amy' (William), 


65 


Anna E.,' 


181 


Albert Avery,' 




135 


Amy' (Amos), 


68 


Anna Hays,' 


179 


Albert Clarke, 




154 


Amy* (Amos), 


95 


Anna (Rice), 


188 


Aldridge B.,' 




150 


Amy' (Clarke), 


98 


Anne (Champlin), 


14,41 


Alexander,' 


61, 


105 


Amy' (William), 


99 


Anne,* 


16,47 


Alexander,' 




88 


Amy (Almy?)', 


105, 154 


Anne,' 


34. 79, 80 



298 



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Page 




Page 


Gardiner, Anne,' 


79. 130 


Gardiner, Benjamin' (Syl 


vester), 


Gardiner, Caleb' (Thomas), 51 


Anne (Crooker), 


84. 133 




55 


Caleb' (Benjamin), 


81 


Anne,« 


96 


Benjamin' (William), 


66 


Caleb, 


86 


Anne Hallowell,' 


130, 178 


Benjamin' (Benjamin), 


68 


Caleb,' 


141, 187 


Anne (Sherman), 


153 


Benjamin,' 


73 


Caleb N.,' 


93, 141 


Ansel B.,8 


195 


Benjamin,' 


8i 


Calvin P.,« 


195 


Anson,' 


135 


Benjamin, 


86 


Caroline (Greene), 


120 


Anson James,' 


182 


Benjamin' (James), 


89 


Caroline (Perkins), 


130, 177 


Anson L.,' 


193 


Benjamin' (Francis), 


90 


Caroline (Tallman), 


130 


Anstis,' 28, 69, 70 


Benjamin' (Benjamin), 


95 


Caroline (Vaughan), 


131- 179 


Anstress,* 


37, 224 


Benjamin, 


lOI 


Caroline (Collins), 


157 


Anstrus (Anstress ?),' 


85 


Benjamin' (Zebulon), 


106, 156 


Caroline," 


170 


Antoinette (Hunt), 


147- 193 


Benjamin' (Wickes), 


120 


Caroline (Sweet), 


189 


Antoinette H. (Bell), 


193 


Benjamin' (Oliver), 


132 


Caroline A.,' 


170 


Arteliza (Smith), 


189 


Benjamin' (Willett), 


150 


Caroline Louisa,' 


155 


Artenias,' 


85 


Benjamin, 


152 


Carrie (Sweet), 


189 


Arthur W.,' 


193 


Benjamin' (Benjamin), 


156 


Catharine (Davis), 


5, 13- 14 


Asa? (Remington), 


25 


Benjamin' (Hyman), 


167 


Catharine,^ 


7,25 


Asa,* 


87 


Benjamin' (Benjamin C.), 


Catharine (Goldthwaite), 11, 34 


Asa? (Gardiner), 


119, 167 




150. 194 


Catharine* (John), 


24.64 


Asa Fellows,' 


140 


Benjamin Champlin,' 


103 


Catharine* (William), 


25 


Asa,« 


183 


Benjamin Franklin,' 


146 


Catharine (Greene), 


47-96 


Asa Bird' {Lieut. Col, 


U.S.A.), 


Benjamin Greene,' 


96 


Catharine (Bent), 


49 


87, 183, 201, 


277,281 


Benoni^ (d. 1731), 


2. 4 


Catharine (Katharine?) (Wil- 


Augustus,' 


36 


Benoni' (Captain), 


5- 13 


cox), 


54. 105 


Augustus Sands,' 


84 


Benoni,* 


13. 38 


Catharine,' 


66 


Augustus,* 


180 


Benoni' (Benoni), 


38 


Catharine,' 


108 


Austin,' 


135 


Benoni' (Samuel), 


38 


Catharine (Owens), 


146, 191 


Bathsheba (Smith), 


12,37 


Benoni' (Nathaniel), 


82 


Catharine,' 


156 


Bathsheba,' 


37 


Benoni' (James), 


83. 132 


Catharine,' 


170 


Bathsheba* (Watson), 


51, 


Benoni,' 


133 


Champlin,' 


98, 146 


59. 98, 99 


Beriah,' 


103, 150 


Charles,' 


85 


Bathsheba' (Gardiner) 


98, 146 


Beriah,' 


150 


Charles' (Amos), 


119 


Bathsheba« (William), 


99 


Beriah' [Captain), 


150 


Charles' (Robert Hazard), 137 


Bathsheba' (John), 


99 


Betsey,' 


68 


Charles' (Silas H.), 


180 


Bathsheba' (Gardiner) (Jeffrey), 


Betsey,' 


97 


Charles' (Benjamin C), 194 


147 


148, 192 


Betsey,' 


120 


Charles' (Zebulon), 


198 


Bathsheba P.,' 


149, 194 


Betsey,' 


148 


Charles," 


195 


Belinda, 


181 


Betsey,' 


151 


Charles Cazenove,' 


116, 165 


Benajah,' 


70, 118 


Betsey €.,' 


155 


Charles Colson," 


170 


Benajah,' 


118 


Betsey (Wood), 


192 


Charles Mortimer,' 


154 


Benjamin, 


8 


Bowdoin,' 


120 


Charles Merrit,' 


182 


Benjamin* (Nathaniel) 


. 11.34 


Bridget,' 5, 1 


3.21,57 


Charles Perkins,' 


178 


Benjamin' (Stephen), 


12 


Bridget,* 


13-39 


Charlotta,' 


192 


Benjamin* (Jeremiah), 


26, 67 


Caleb (Thomas of Roxbury), 2 


Charlotte (Raymond), 


70, 118 


Benjamin' (John), 28, 29, 72, 73 


CalebMNicholas), 15,18,45, 


Charlotte,' 


87 


Benjamin' (Benjamin) 


34,80 


46. 


141, 142 


Charlotte,' 


118 


Benjamin' (Job), 


36 


Caleb' (Robert), 


16, 48 


Charlotte, 2d,' 


118 


Benjamin, 


44 


Caleb* (William), 


25.66 


Charlotte,' 


119, 168 


Benjamin' (Tabitha), 


46.95 


Caleb' (Benjamin), 3; 


,, 81, 107 


Charlotte' (Anna), 


167 



Index 



299 





Pace 




Pace 




Pace 


rardiner, Charlotte' (Josiah), 167 


Gardiner, Daniel' (George), 136, 


Gardiner, Dorcas' (Watson), 19, 


Charlotte (Coggeshall), 


131, 180 




183 




21,54 


Charlotte E.,' 


166 


Daniel' (Robert H.), 


137 


Dorcas* (Nicholas), 


19 


Charlotte E. (Read), 


156 


Daniel' (Joshua), 


143 


Dorcas' (George), 


20, 56 


Charlotte Eliza,* 


169 


Daniel, 


145 


Dorcas' (Nathaniel), 


35 


Charlotte' (Mary), 


168 


Daniel' (Willett). 


"50 


Dorcas' (Caleb), 


45. 46, 92 


Charlotte (Hall), 


195 


Daniel' (Lydia). 


156 


Dorcas, 


49.98 


Christian, 


145 


Daniel' (Daniel), 


182 


Dorcas (Watson), 


53 


Christiana (Hall), 


54. 106 


Daniel,' 


196 


Dorcas (Watson), 


99 


Christopher* (Captain), 


14.43 


Daniel H.,' 


131, 180 


Dorcas' (Nicholas), 


54 


Christopher,' 


41, 88 


Daniel T.,' 


196 


Dorcas, 


61 


Christopher' (Christopher), 


Darwin,' 


137 


Dorcas' (Benjamin), 


67 




88, 136 


David* (Stephen), 


12,37 


Dorcas' (James), 


83. 133 


Christopher" (Nicholas 


Easton), 


David' (George), 


24 


Dorcas' (Sylvester), 


90 


90, 


140, 142 


David' (David), 


37, 85 


Dorcas' (Francis), 


90 


Christopher' (Daniel), 


107 


David' (George), 


44 


Dorcas' (Benjamin), 


95, 143 


Christopher' (Samuel Fowler), 


David' (Ezekiel), 


54 


Dorcas' (Samuel), 


97 




117 


David' (Ezekiel), 104 


151. 152 


Dorcas' (Thomas), 


99 


Christopher,' 


136 


David' (Zebulon), 


106, 156 


Dorcas (Gardiner), 


99 


Christopher, 


156 


David' (David), 


152 


Dorcas' (John), 


100, 148 


Christopher Fowler,' 


67 


David' (Mary), 


152 


Dorcas' (John), 


104 


Clarissa,' 


89 


David' (Asa), 


183 


Dorcas' (Ezekiel), 


104, 153 


Clarke' (Tabitha), 


46,96 


David Vincent,' 


150 


Dorcas' (Elisha), 


105 


Clarke' (William), 50, 59, 98 


Deborah' (Beriah), 


150 


Dorcas' (Peleg), 


105 


Clarke' (Benjamin), 


67 


Deborah' (Willett), 


I5J 


Dorcas' (Zebulon), 


106, 108 


Clarke' (Daniel), 


85 


Deborah' (Mary), 


152 


Dorcas' (Palmer), 


106, 156 


Clarke' (Benjamin), 


95 


Deborah (Vincent), 


53. 102 


Dorcas' (Peleg), 


no 


Clarke, 


99. 148 


Delia Tudor,' 


131 


Dorcas' (Stephen C), 


108 


Clarke' (John L-X 


III 


Delia' (Joshua), 


143 


Dorcas (Watson), 


109 


Constance Tabor,' 


ii6, 165 


Delia' (Lydia), 


156 


Dorcas' (Benoni), 


133, 181 


Cornelia' (Marinus), 


139 


Delia Elizabeth,' 


191 


Dorcas (Hadsell), 


145. 189 


Cornelia' (Crt)uld), 


151 


Deliverance (Reynolds 


, 16, 48 


Dorcas' (Mary), 


152, 195 


Cranston, 


119, 167 


Desire (Havens), 


5. 13. H 


Dorcas' (Palmer), 


153 


Cynthia (Dyre), 


143 


Desire,' 


9. 27 


Dorcas' (Robert), 


156 


Daniel,' 


12, 37 


Desire' (William), 


6, 18 


Dorcas' (Sylvester), 


«57 


Daniel^ {Qa plain) 


25, 67 


Desire' (Henry), 


14 


Dorcas C. (West), 


192 


Daniel' (Daniel), 37 


, 84, 182 


Desire' (Henry), 


41 


Dorcas P.,' 


149 


Daniel' (James), 


42 


Desire' (William), 


51 


Dorcas W.,' 


49,98 


Daniel' (Christopher), 


43 


Desire' (John), 


51, 55 


Dorothy (Sweet), 


49. 89 


Daniel' (Sylvester), 54, 


106, 107 


Desire (Brown), 


54. 105 


Dorsey,' 


116, 165 


Daniel' (Amos), 


68 


Desire,' 


100, 148 


Dred Hyde,' 


135 


Daniel, 


81, 131 


Diana,' 


189 


Easton,' 


132 


Daniel' (Daniel), 


84, 133 


Diana (Berry), 


100, 149 


Ebenezer," 


85 


Daniel' (David), 


85 


Diana (Van Buren), 


106 


Edgar,' 


137 


Daniel' (Sylvester), 


90 


Dorcas,' 


2. 7 


Edward,' 


43 


DanieH (Captain), 


91, 141 


Dorcas' (William), 6, 


15, 18, 45 


Edward,' 


87 


Daniel' (Amos), 


95 


Dorcas' (Jeremiah), 


9 


Edward,' 


120 


Daniel, 


103 


Dorcas' (Ephraim), 5, 


14. 19. 53 


Edward' (William H.) 


177 


Daniel' (Palmer), 


106 


Dorcas' (Nathaniel), 


11.35 


Edward' (Jeremiah), 


196 


Daniel' (Daniel), 


133, 182 


Dorcas (w. Nicholas'), 


14.43 


Edward C.,' 


87 



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Page 




Page 


Gardiner, Edward D.,' 


143 


Gardiner, Elizabeth,' 


24. 64 


Gardiner, Elizabeth' (George 


W.), 


Edwin,' 


73 


Elizabeth, 


24. 65 




149, 


194 


Edwin W.,' 


170 


Elizabeth (Gardiner), 


24 


Elizabeth' (Beriah), 




150 


Elcy ( ), 


34 


Elizabeth (Wickes), 


29, 72 


Elizabeth' (Mary), 




152 


Elcy (Eliza?), 


81, 131 


Elizabeth (William), 29, 73, 74 


Elizabeth' (Palmer), 




153 


Elias H.,' 


149 


Elizabeth (Olin), 


34. 80 


Elizabeth' (Browning), 




162 


Elisha,' 


54. 105 


Elizabeth ( ), 


35 


Elizabeth (Rathbone), 


156 


198 


Elisha" (or Elisha R.). 


93. 


Elizabeth (Clarke), 


37.84 


Elizabeth' (Ezekiel), 




163 


141 


, 142. 187 


Elizabeth' (Daniel), 


37. 182 


Elizabeth' (Daniel), 




183 


Elisha' (William), 


99. 147 


Elizabeth' (Benoni), 


38,87 


Elizabeth Bliss' (Jesse), 




154 


Elisha' (Ezekiel), 


105, 153 


Elizabeth' (Silas), 


39 


Elizabeth Clarke' (Nicholas), 


Elisha,' 


153 


Elizabeth (Brownell), 


88 






133 


Elisha Miner,' 


135 


Elizabeth ( ), 


42 


Elizabeth G.,« 




97 


Eliza,' 


66 


Elizabeth ( ), 


48. 97 


Elizabeth H.,' 




155 


Eliza (Potter), 


83. 132 


Elizabeth, 


48 


Elizabeth M. (Bigelow) 




191 


Eliza' (William), 


83 


Elizabeth' (Nicholas), 


54, 103 


Elizabeth Niles,' 


154, 


197 


Eliza (Waters), 


83 


Elizabeth (Northup), 


54, 


Eleanor,' 




179 


Eliza (Greene), 


120, 170 




103, 104 


Ella (Blanchard), 




183 


Eliza (Tefft), 


132 


Elizabeth (Champlin), 


54, 104 


Ellen' (Thomas W.), 




170 


Eliza' (Oliver), 


132 


Elizabeth' (Watson), 


59, III 


Ellen' (Rowland), 




181 


Eliza' (Benoni), 


132 


Elizabeth' (John H.), 


64 


EUenor' (Brown), 




195 


Eliza (Coggeshall), 


150 


Elizabeth' (Amos), 


68 


Elsy or Alice (Hall), 


54. 


106 


Eliza (Scranton), 


155 


Elizabeth' (Benjamin), 


73 


Emma or Eunice (Bright), 




Eliza (Greene), 


183 


Elizabeth' (Benjamin), 


81 




43.90 


Eliza, 


189 


Elizabeth (Betsey)' (Oliver), 86 


Emma,' 




72 


Eliza Frances (Cazenove), 


Elizabeth' (Othniel), 


87 


Emma' (George), 




136 




66, 116 


Elizabeth' (Henry), 


88 


Emma' (Martha C), 




155 


Eliza Jane,' 


170 


Elizabeth (Austin), 


90 


Emma' (Robinson), 


125. 


173 


Elizabeth ( ), 


2, 4. 6 


Elizabeth' (Nicholas E.) 


J 


Emma' (Alfred), 




188 


Elizabeth (Davis), 


4, 12, 13 




91, 140 


Emma (Van Wort), 




192 


Elizabeth,' 


6 


Elizabeth' (Amos), 


95 


Emma' (Ezra N.), 




196 


Elizabeth,' 


9.25 


Elizabeth (Slocum), 


96 


Emma Fields (Glidden) 




178 


Elizabeth* (George), 


6, 17. 49 


Elizabeth' (Samuel), 


96 


Emma Jane (Tudor) , 


80, 


130 


Elizabeth' (Isaac). 


13 


Elizabeth' (Nathaniel), 


97 


Emma Jane,' 




130 


Elizabeth* (George), 


20 


Elizabeth' (Nicholas), 


102 


Emma Jane,' 




179 


Elizabeth* (John), 


24. 65 


Elizabeth (Hammond), 


103, 150 


Ephraim,' 5, 14, 19 


53. 


210 


Elizabeth' (William), 


10,29 


Elizabeth, 2d' (Nicholas), 103 


Ephraim, 




39 


Elizabeth (Gibbs), 


II, 29 


Elizabeth' (Huling), 


104 


Ephraim,* 


14. 43 


Elizabeth ( ), 


35 


Elizabeth' (John), 


104 


Ephraim' (Christopher) 


. 


43 


Elizabeth (Hall), 


13.38 


Elizabeth (Browning), 


105. 153 


Ephraim,' 




91 


Elizabeth (Congdon), 


13.38 


Elizabeth (Northup or Bliss), 


Ephraim Eldred, 




43 


Elizabeth (Congdon), 


13. 39 




105, 153 


Erastus,' 




85 


Elizabeth (Taylor or Tabor), 


Elizabeth' (Elisha), 


105 


Esther,' 




36 




14. 41 


Elizabeth (Browning), 


155 


Esther (Ely), 


145. 


188 


Elizabeth (Fones), 


43 


Elizabeth (Nichols), 


106 


Esther B.,» 




192 


Elizabeth (Fones or Wilkinson), 


Elizabeth ( ), 


108 


Esther Ferdinand,' 




139 




14, 44 


Elizabeth' (Stephen C.) 


108 


Eugene Terry,' 




183 


Elizabeth (Rice), 


16,47 


Elizabeth' (John S. J.), 


130 


Eunice (Belden), 


2S 


.72 


Elizabeth (Coney), 


16,48 


Elizabeth' (Christopher) 


, 136 


Eunice (Hazard), 


71. 


119 


Elizabeth (Fones?), 


18,51 


Elizabeth' (James), 


137 


Eunice (Miner), 


85, 


135 



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301 





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Pace 


Pace 


Gardiner, Eunice (Bright), 90, 140 


Gardiner, Frances' (James 


A.), 168 


Gardiner, George' (Christopher), 


Eunice,' 


97. 145 


Frances' (Pardon T.), 


196 


136 


Eunice (Latimer), 


118, 166 


Frances A,,» 


196 


George' (Abiel), 147, 192 


Eunice Wright or V^ 


'ight,' 


Frances E. (Reynolds), 


151 


George' (Ezekiel), 152, 196 




133- 182 


Francis' (Stephen), 


36 


George' (James Alfred), 169 


Eunice,' 


157 


Francis' (Nicholas,' Nicholas^), 


George' (George), 183 


Eunice B.,' 


140 




54 


George,' 183 


Eunice Elizabeth,' 


135 


Francis' (Nicholas,'' Ephraim-'), 


George B.,' 90, 140 


Eunice Ann,* 


182 




90 


George B.,' 155 


Eunice Susannah,' 


120 


Francis,' 


136 


George C.,' 66 


Experience,' 


45, 93 


Francis Carpenter,' 


89 


George C.,' 181 


Ezelciel,^ 


7. 19 


Francis Richard,' 


131 


George Christopher,' 182 


Ezeldel* (Nicholas), 


19, 21, 


Francis Richards,' 


179 


George Henry' (John Rhodes), 




53, 54, 109 


Frank' (Rouse), 


180 


168, 169 


EzekieH (George), 


20, 57 


Frank' (Rowland), 


181 


George Henry, 2d' (John 


Ezekiel,' 


54, 104 


Frederick,' 


70, 118 


Rhodes), 169 


Ezekiel,' 


57 


Frederick' (Rei: Dr.), 


131, 179 


George Henry' (George), 196 


Ezekiel (Judge), 


102, 149 


Frederick,' 


167 


George Scott,' 120 


Ezekiel* (John), 


104, 151 


Frederick' (Rev. Dr.), 


179 


George Sweet,' 97 


Ezekiel« (Peleg), 


no, 162 


Frederick, 


195 


George Washington,' 100, 149 


Ezekiel* (Ezekiel), 


104, 152 


Freelove (Watson), 


18,50 


George Washington' (George 


Ezekiel' (Stephen C), 


108 


Freelove,' 


9, 26 


W.), 149 


Ezekiel' (Beriah), 


150 


Freelove,'' 


24 


George Washington' (Jeremiah 


Ezekiel' (Ezekiel), 


151 


Freelove ( ), 


59 


H.). 149 


Ezekiel' (Ezekiel), 


152 


Freelove,' 98 


99, 148 


George W.,' 149 


Ezekiel, 


152 


Freelove,' 


148 


Gertrude H.,' 193 


Ezekiel' (Elisha), 


153 


George,' I, 


2, 8, 201 


Gideon,' 13, 16, 39, 226 


Ezekiel' (Jeffrey), 


154 


George,' 2 


4, 5, 15 


Gideon' (Silas), 39 


Ezekiel, 


195 


George' (George), 


6,17 


Gideon' (William), 51 


Ezekiel* (Oliver), 


196 


George' (Nicholas), 


7, 17, 


Gideon' (Ephraim), 43 


Ezekiel Watson,' 


105, 154 


I 


9, 20, 49 


Gideon, 105 


Ezekiel Watson,' 


154 


George' (Joseph), 


7,24 


Giles,' 133 


Ezra N.,' 


154, 196 


George' (Joseph), 


15.44 


Gould,' 104, 151 


Fanny (Abel), 


135 


George'' (George,' Nicholas'), 


Grace (Lawton?), 3, 8, 46 


Fanny' (Martha C), 


155 


20, 36, 55, 84 


Grace F.,' 193 


Fanny' (Robert), 


156 


George'' (John), 


24 


Greene,' 194 


Fanny,' 


198 


George'' (George,' Joseph-), 24 


H. Elizabeth' (Larkin), 140 


Flora (Fish), 


133 


George' (Job), 


36 


Hannah, 2, 4, 7 


Florilla,' 


151 


George' (George,' Joseph'), 44 


Hannah,' 5 


Frances (Sanford), 


7, 24 


George' (Ezekiel), 


54 


Hannah (Briggs), 5 


Frances,' 


7 


George' (George,' George'), 55 


Hannah,' 6, 17 


Frances (Congdon), 


12, 36 


George' (Nicholas,' George'), 


Hannah,' 10, 11, 31 


Frances'' (John), 


24, 64 




57 


Hannah' (Stephen), 12 


Prances'" (William), 


25 


George' (Sarah Boss), 


84 


Hannah' (Henry), 14 


Frances (Brown), 


36 


George' (Othniel), 


87. 136 


Hannah (Briggs), 15 


Frances' (William), 


66 


George' (Christopher), 


88 


Hannah' (George), 17, 20, 


Frances' (Daniel), 


67, 91, 


George' (Abel), 


98 


49. 50. 55 




117, 141 


George' (Stephen C), 


108 


Hannah' (Nicholas), 19, 55 


Frances' (Othniel), 


87 


George' (William), 


130 


Hannah (Champlin), 20, 56 


Frances (Heffernan), 


150 


George' (George), 


136. 183 


Hannah' (William), 25 



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Gardiner, Hannah^ (John), 28 
Hannah* (Dr. Sylvester), 34, 80 
Hannah (Britton), 34 
Hannah' (Job), 36 

Hannah' (Stephen), 36 
Hannah' (Henry), 45, 92 
Hannah (Reynolds), 54 
Hannah' (Ezekiel), 54, 104 
Hannah (Clarke), 54, 105 
Hannah (Nichols), 54, 106 
Hannah' (Sylvester), 55, 59, 1 10 
Hannah' (Nicholas), 57 
Hannah (Clarke), 58 

Hannah ( ), f"*!.!!? 

Hannah' (Abiel), 80 

Hannah' (Oliver), 86 

Hannah" (James), 89 

Hannah (Reynolds), 90 

Hannah (Gorton), 90 

Hannah' (William), 96 

Hannah (Nichols), 96, 143 

Hannah' (Nathaniel), 97 

Hannah' (Samuel), 97 

Hannah (Allen), 99, 147 

Hannah' (William), 99 

Hannah' (Reynolds), loi 

Hannah' (John), 104 

Hannah' (Ezekiel), 104, 152 
Hannah' (Peleg), 105 

Hannah' (Palmer), 106 

Hannah' (Allen), 1 10 

Hannah' (Stephen C), 108 

Hannah' (Christopher), 136 

Hannah J. (Northup), 137, 183 
Hannah' (Henry), 140 

Hannah J. (Belden), 142, 187 
Hannah (Browning), 143 

Hannah (Burlingame), 143 

Hannah' (Wilkinson), 147, 193 
Hannah (Moore), 148 

Hannah' (Jeffrey D. W.), 148 
Hannah' (Ezekiel), 151 

Hannah (Waite), 152 

Hannah' (Ezekiel), 152 

Hannah Arnold,' 154 

Hannah' (Robert), 155, 197 

Hannah' (Sylvester), 157 

Hannah' (Palmer), 157 

Hannah N.,* 196 

Happy,* 189 



Pa(;e 
Gardiner, Harriet' (John) 72 

Harriet Newell,' 84 

Harriet (Patterson), 100, 149 
Harriet' (Samuel P.), 117 

Harriet or Hannah (Brownell), 

120, 170 
Harriet' (Oliver), 132 

Harriet' (Abiel), 147 

Harriet R.,' 149 

Harriet' (Beriah), 150 

Harriet G. (Burlingame), 

152, 196 
Harriet (Sherman), 152, 196 
Harriet (Delano), 154 

Harriet E. (Spencer), 195 

Harriet,' 196 

Harrington,' 156 

Harrington, 196 

Harrison Ingalls,* 193 

Harrison,* 194 

Helen (Hadsell or Hadsall), 180 
Helen M.,' 180 

Henrietta,' 131 

Henrietta,' 179 

Henry2 (d. 1744), 2, 4, 5, 10 
Henry,' 5, 13, 14 

Henry" (W'illiam), 5, 15 

Henry* (Henr)'), '4, 41 

Henry" (Nicholas), 15, 29, 

45, 70, 92 

Henry" (Samuel), 16, 47 

Henry' (Henry), 41,88 

Henry' (Edward), 41 

Henry' (Christopher), 43 

Henry' (Thomas), 70 

Henry' (James), 89, 139, 140 

Henry' (Nicholas E.), 91 

Henry' (Stephen C), 108 

Henry' (Benajah), 118, 166 

Henry' (Oliver), 132, 180 

Henry' (Christopher), 136 

Henry,' 180 

Henry, 184 

Henry Albert,' 84 

Henry Greene,' 49 

Henr)' Richmond,' 46 

Herodias (Hicks), 2, 4 

Herodias,' 15 

Hester (Congdon), 13, 39 

Hester (Nichols), 47, 96 



Page 
Gardiner, Hiram,' 197 

Honor (Brown), 53, 102, 107 
Honor,' 102 

Honor,' 105 

Honor' (Robert), 145 

Honor' (Vincent), 150 

Howland,' 81 

Huling,' 54, 103, 104 

Hyman,' 119, 167 

Idea,' 43 

Immanuel N.,' 154 

Irving,' 198 

Isaac,' 4, 8, 12, 13, 16 

Isaac, 15 

Isaac,'' 13, 16, 38 

Isaac' (David), 37 

Isaac' (Isaac), 38, 86, 87 

Isaac' (Silas), 39 

Isaac, 78 

Isaac' (Oliver), 86 

Isaac' (Isaac), 87 

Isaac,' 167 

Isabel (Sherman), 15, 18, 45, 46 
Isabel' (Watson), 54, 58, 

105, 109, no 
Isabel,' 105 

Isabella,' 1 10 

Isabella' (Caleb), 187 

Isabella' (Jeremiah H.), 193 
Ishmael,' 48 

Ishmael,' 143 

Ishmael N.,' 156 

Jabez' (Daniel), 85 

Jabez' (Samuel), 97 

James,' 9, 27 

James,* 14, 42 

James,' 10 

James' (Nathaniel), 35, 82, 83 
James' (Daniel), 37 

James' (Samuel), 38, 87 

James' (Henry), 41 

James' (James), 42 

James' (Nicholas,* Ephraim'), 

43, 89 
James' (Nicholas,* Nicholas'), 

54 
James' (Amos), 71 

James' (William), 72 

James' (Christopher), 88, 136 
James' (James), 89 



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Gardiner, James' (Francis), 90 

James* (Elisha), 105 

James, 139 

James' (Henry), 140 

James' (Robert), 145, 189 

James' (Abiel), 147 

James' (Benjamin), 156 

James' (James Alfred), 169 

James' (John), 181 

James' (Nicholas), 189 

James' (Joel), 192 

James A.' (Captain), 150 

James Alfred,' 119,168 

James Alfred,' 168,169 

James E.,' 192 

James, 39 

James Hawley,' 146, 191 

James R.,« 97, 145 

James R.,' 192 

James Sayre,* 73 

James Sayre,' 170 

James Terry,' 183, 281 

James Vanderpoel,' 189 

Jane (St. John), 99 

Jane Maria,' 189 

Jeannette,' 119, 167 
Jeffrey* (Ezekiel), 53, 54, 106 

Jeffrey* (Nicholas), 57 

Jeffrey W.« (John), 98, 99, 

147, 148, 192 

Jeffrey' (John), 104 

Jeffrey* (Ezekiel), 105, 154 
Jeffrey' (Elizabeth Watson), 

III 

Jeffrey' (Elisha), 153 

Jeffrey S.,' 193 

Jeffrey W.,' 148, 193 

Jehiel,' 147 

Jekiel,' 192 

Jemina (slave), 15 

Jemima Gustin, 12, 37 

Jemima Lathrop, 37, 86 

Jemima Gustin, 85 

Jene,' 87 

Jeremiah,^ 3, 8, 9 
Jeremiah, Jr.,' 9, 15, 26, 46 

Jeremiah' (Tabitha), 46 

Jeremiah* (Thomas), 51 

Jeremiah* (Benjamin), 67 

Jeremiah, 68 



Index 

P.\GE 

Gardiner, Jeremiah' (Benjamin), 

95. 143 

Jeremiah' (Thomas), 99 

Jeremiah' (Jeremiah), 143 
Jeremiah' (George VV.), 

149. 193 
Jeremiah,' 196 

Jeremiah B.,' 180 

Jeremiah H.," loo, 149 

Jeremiah Robert,' 166 

Jeremiah S. (Captain), 

152. 195, 196 
Jerusha (Stark), 37, 85 

Jerusha,' 85, 135 

Jesse,' 105, 153 

Jesse' (George), 136 

Jesse' (Jeremiah H.), 149 

Jesse' (Elisha), 153 

Joan, 2, 4, 5 

Joanna,' 6, 17 

Joanna Sweet, 131, 180 

Job,' II, 35, 36 

Job,* 34 

Joel,' 147, 148, 192 

John' (George), 6, 13, 16, 39 
John' (Joseph), 7, 24 

John" (William), 6, 18, 50, 

51, 58, 236, 237 
John' (William,' Benoni^), 

ID, II, 28, 29, 45, 70 
JohnMWiUiam,' Henry2) , 

(Elder), 14, 48, 236, 237 
John' (Samuel), 16, 47 

John' (John), 17, 39, 49 

John' (William,' Joseph^), 

25,66 
John* (Colonel), 28, 29, 72, 124 
John, 34 

John* (Isaac), 38 

John, 38 

John, Jr., 38 

John* (Silas), 39 

John* (William), 40 

John* (Edward), 41 

John* (Christopher), 43 

John' (John), 45, 98 

John' (Samuel), 49 

John* (John), 51, 98, 99 

John* (Ezekiel), 54, 104 

John, 59 



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Gardiner, John, Jr., 59 

John* (William), 65 

John' (Amos), 71, 119 

John' (John), 72 

John' (Caleb), 81, 107, 131 

John' (David), 85 

John' (Samuel), 86 

John' (Oliver), 86 

John' (James), 89 

John' (Samuel), 97 

John' (John), 99 

John' (Daniel), 107 
John (son of Plain Lode?), 108 

John' (Benajah), 118, 166 

John' (John), 131 

John' (Benoni), 132, 181 

John' (Abiel), 147 

John' (Ezekiel), 151 

John' (Elisha), 153 

John' (Ezekiel W.), 154 

John' (Ezekiel), 163 

John' (Lebbeus W.), 166 

John' (Henry), 180 

John' (George), 183 

John' (Nathaniel), 189 

John (fa. Stephen A.), 197 

John' (Zebulon), 198 

John C.,* 66 

John C.,' 148 

John C.,' 192 

John Collins,* 67 

John Collins,' 119 

John D.,« 180 

John H.» (Rowland), 181 

John H.« (Stephen A.), 198 

John Hays,' 179 

John Holmes,' 24, 64 

John Holmes,' 153 

John Howland,' 73 

John Jay,' 189, 190 

John L., 59, III 

John R.,' 155 

John R.,' 197 

John Reynolds,' 89 
John Rhodes,' 1 19, 120,168, 169 

John Sylvester,' 34, 79 

John Sylvester,' 178 
John Sylvester John' (Rev.), 

33. 79. 130 

John T.,' 155 



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Gardiner, John Tudor,' 


179 


Gardiner, Lafayette,' 




192 


Gardiner, Lucy Caroline 


84 


John W.,« 


108 


Lake (Gardiner's), 12, 


84, 


133, 


Lucy G. (Hanaway), 


170 


John W.' (Wilkinson), 


193 




182 


209 


Lucy Raymond,' 


118 


John W.' (Jeremiah), 


149 


Latham,' 




38 


Lucy Vaughan,' 


131 


John Watson,' 


III 


Laura (Elliott), 




137 


Lydia,'' 


3,8 


John W. Tudor,' 


131. 179 


Laura' (Hazard), 139, 


145 


189 


Lydia (Littlefield), 


5.16 


Jonathan,' 


12, 37 


Lawton,' 




67 


Lydia' (George), 


6 


Jonathan^ (Jonathan), 


37,85 


La^vton,' 




95 


Lydia' (Joseph), 


7 


Jonathan' (Henry), 


41, 46 


Lazell,' 




136 


Lydia' (William), 


11,31, 32 


Jonathan C.,« 


91 


Lucius Leander,' 




135 


Lydia' (Stephen), 


12 


Jonathan Vincent,' 


195 


Lebbeus William,' 




118 


Lydia' (Nicholas), 


15, 45, 93 


Joseph (son Sir Thomas), i 


Lemuel,' 37, 85, 86 


Lydia (Dawley), 


19,54 


Joseph,^ 


3. 7 


Leonard,' 




187 


Lydia' (John), 


24, 65 


Joseph' (George), 


5, 15 


Leontine E. (Dazotell), 




157 


Lydia' (Jeremiah), 


26 


Joseph' (Joseph), 


7. 24 


Levi,' 




55 


Lydia' (John), 


28, 29, 72 


Joseph' (Joseph,' George^), 15 


Levi,' 




84 


Lydia' (Stephen), 


36,84 


Joseph* (Joseph,' Joseph-), 24 


Levi T.,' 




192 


Lydia (Reynolds), 


38,87 


Joseph* (WilHam), 


25. 67 


Lizzie,' 




180 


Lydia' (Silas), 


39 


Joseph,' 


54 


Lodowick,' 




89 


Lydia' (Tabitha), 


46,95 


Joseph, 


92 


Lodowick Lewis,' 




119 


Lydia' (Benjamin), 


68 


Joseph,' 


152 


Lois,' 




191 


Lydia, 


81, 131 


Joseph H.,' 


150 


Lorenzo H.,' 




193 


Lydia' (Benjamin), 


95 


Joseph Theodore,' 


197 


Lorrey,' 




73 


Lydia' (Samuel), 


96 


Joseph Warren,' 


151, 194 


Louisa (Dawley), 


87, 


136 


Lydia, 96 


143, 144 


Joseph Warren,' 


195 


Louisa,' 




88 


Lydia (Sanford), 104 


15J. 152 


Josephine (Rogers), 


183 


Louisa' (John), 


131, 


180 


Lydia (— ), 


106, 156 


Joshua' (Joseph), 


15 


Louisa' (George), 




136 


Lydia' (Palmer), 


106, 156 


Joshua' (Robert), 


16, 48 


Louisa' (James R.), 


145 


191 


Lydia' (w. John Gardiner), 107 


Joshua,' 


34 


Louisa' (Willett), 




150 


Lydia (Ely), 


131 


Joshua' (Abiel), 


80 


Louisa (Crapo), 




180 


Lydia A. (Sherman), 


137, 183 


Joshua, 


90 


Louisa,' 




180 


Lydia' (Joshua), 


143 


Joshua' (Nathaniel), 


96, 106, 


Louisa Mathewson (Jol 


mson). 


Lydia, 2d' (Joshua), 


143 


143, 


144, 156 






166 


Lydia' (Willett), 


150 


Joshua' (Joshua), 


143 


Lowry,' 




39 


Lydia' (David), 


152 


Joshua' (Lydia), 


156 


Lucinda,' 




85 


Lydia (— ), 


153 


Josiah,' 


39,43 


Lucinda,' 




137 


Lydia Anstis (Cole), 


154 


Josiah,' 


119, 167 


Lucinda Grant (Elliott) 


,88 


137 


Lydia' (Lydia), 


157 


Josiah,' 


167 


Lucuis Leander,' 




135 


Lydia, 2d' (Lydia), 


157 


Julia,' 


143 


Lucretia (Burdick), 




49 


Lydia S. (Young), 


118, 166 


Julia (Spencer), 


153 


Lucretia,' 




97 


Mabel S. (Humes), 


192 


Julia (Russell), 


143, 156 


Lucy,' 




38 


Malachi Rhodes,' 


120, 170 


Julia A.,' 


166 


Lucy,' 




42 


Malbone,' 


67 


Julia Ann,' 


119 


Lucy (or Lois),' 




49 


Malbone,' 


91 


J. Warren, 49, 


106, 203 


Lucy (Northup), 


70 


118 


Marcy (Smith), 


39 


Katharine (Holmes), 


7 


Lucy,' 




87 


Marcy,' 


49 


Katharine (Niles), 


'5, 44, 45 


Lucy,' 




150 


Margaret (Eldred), 


5. 14 


Katharine (Gardiner), 


16, 46 


Lucy (Brown), 




153 


Margaret' (William), 


15. 38 


Katharine,' 


91 


Lucy (Abel), 




135 


Margaret' (John), 


13, 16 


Katharine,' 


197 


Lucy A.,» 




155 


Margaret (Harries), 


34,79 


Kirke,' 


180 


Lucy Ann ( ), 


90, 


140 


Margaret' (John), 


49 



Index 



305 





Page 




Page 




Page 


Gardiner, Margaret' (Nicholas), 


Gardiner, Mary (Northup 


or 


Gardiner, Mary' (John), 




47 




53 


Littlefield), 5 


, 15, 26 


Mary' (William), 50 


, 51, 


100 


Margaret' (Dockray), 


78 


Mary ( ), 6 


, 17, 18 


Mary (Clarke), 




51 


Margaret' (Oliver), 


86 


Mary (Eldred), 


7, 19 


Mary (Baudish), 




51 


Margaret Harries,' 


130 


Mary (Thurston), 


7, 24 


Mary (John), 


51, 


100 


Margaret ( ), 


132, 181 


Mary (Carr), 


7, 25 


Mary' (Hammond), 53 


,54, 


106 


Margaret ( ), 


150 


Mary, 


1 1 


Mary' (Nicholas), 




53 


Margaret (Williams), 


157 


Mary (Hill), 11 


28,45 


Mary' (Ezekiel), 




54 


Margaret Julia,* 


168, 169 


Mary (Taylor), n 


, 28, 29 


Mary (Boone), 




55 


Maria (Fanning), 


86 


Mary* (Nathaniel), 


11,35 


Mary or Mary C (Caleb), 


66 


Maria (Allen), 


89. 139 


Mary (Howland), 


II, 34 


Mary' (Benjamin), 




67 


Maria (Fish), 


119, 168 


Mary (Haughton), 


12, 37 


Mary (Congdon), 




68 


Maria (Cole), 


154, 196 


Mary" (Isaac), 13 


37,38 


Mary' (Amos), 


71, 


120 


Maria (Sheldon), 


157 


Mary (Bassett), 


13,40 


Mary (Howard), 


79 


130 


Maria C.,' 


196 


Mary' (Benoni), 


13,40 


Mary ' (Benjamin), 




81 


Maria P. (Dorsey), 


116, 165 


Mary* (Henry), 


14,41 


Mary' (Caleb), 




81 


Maria Waitstill,' 


120 


Mary (Easton), 


14.43 


Mary' (Paris), 


82, 


132 


Marinus Willett,' 


89, 139 


Mary (Helme), 


15 


Mary' (Jonathan), 


85, 


135 


Marlborough {Rev. William), 


Mary" (Nicholas), 


15, 46 


Mary' (Oliver), 




86 




92, 152 


Mary (Higginbotham), 


16,46 


Mary (Slocum), 




87 


Martha,^ 


16,47 


Mary (Higginbotham?), 


18 


Mary' (Christopher), 


88, 


137 


Martha (Havens), 


19. 53 


Mary ( ), 


16,47 


Mary (Phillips), 




139 


Martha' (Gardiner), 


29, 45, 70 


Mary^ (Robert), 


16,48 


Mary (Sylvester), 




90 


Martha (Reynolds), 


53, 102 


Mary* (John, George), 


16, 48 


Mary' (Francis), 




90 


Martha,' 


53. 103 


Mary^ (George), 


20, 56 


Mary' (Nicholas E.), 




90 


Martha (Champlin), 


54, 105 


Mary" (John, Joseph), 


24,64 


Mary Potter' (Fellows) 




90, 


Martha" (Oliver), 


54 


Mary (Bassett), 


24,65 




140, 


142 


Martha (Crary), 


86 


Mary (William), 


25,66 


Mary, 




92 


Martha (Champlin), 


92 


Mary (Collins), 


25,66 


Mary (Carey), 




95 


Martha (Brown), 


96, 144 


Mary (Carey), 


67 


Mary' (Benjamin), 




95 


Martha' (Nathaniel), 


97 


Mary* (John), 


29 


Mary (Congdon), 




95 


Martha' (Huling), 


104 


Mary (Howland), 


29, 73 


Mary' (Samuel), 




96 


Martha (Brown), 


106, 156 


Mary' (Job), 


36 


Mary (Arnold), 


97, 


14s 


Martha Littlefield,' 


117 


Mary' (Stephen), 


36 


Mary' (Nathaniel), 




97 


Martha' (Benajah), 


118 


Mary' (Isaac), 


38 


Mary' (Abel), 




98 


Martha' {Captain Robert), 145 


Mary' (Samuel), 


38 


Mary (Franklin), 


98. 


146 


Martha (Atwater), 


148- 193 


Mary (Mowry), 


41 


Mary' (William), 




99 


Martha ( ), 


150 


Mary (Carpenter), 


89, 235 


Mary, 




lOI 


Martha' (Mary), 


152 


Mary* (James), 


42 


Mary (Taylor), 




102 


Martha' (Martha C), 


155 


Mary (Thomas), 


43 


Mary Gardiner' (Ezekiel), 


102, 


Martha' (Josiah), 


167 


Mary' (Nathaniel), 


45 


104, 


149. 


152 


Martha (Cox), 


170 


Mary (Johnson), 


45,91 


Mary (Huling), 




104 


Martha (Crandall), 


198 


Mary' (Henry), 


45,92 


Mary (John), 




104 


Martha Clark* (Gardiner), 105, 


Mary' (Caleb), 


45.93 


Mary (Browning), 




105 




146, 155 


Mary' (Tabitha), 


46 


Mary' (Palmer), 


106, 


157 


Martha R. ( ), 


108 


Mary' (Thomas), 


46 


Mary' (Stephen C, 2d), 




108 


Mary ( ), 


2,4 


Mary (Hammond), 


46, 96 


Mary (Niles), 


no. 


162 


Mary,2 


3,8 


Mary' (John), 


47 


Mary, 




113 


Mary ( ), 


4, II 


Mary (Greene), 


48.97 


Mary' (Amos), 1 19, 120 


168 


169 


Mary (Rathbone), 


6, 16, 39 


Mary (Gardiner), 


49,98 


Mary (Hooper), 


120, 


169 



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Gardiner, Mary' (VVickes), 


120 


Gardiner, Mary Frances,' 


198 


Gardiner, Nancy* (Henry), 88 


Mary (w. J. Curtis), 


132 


Mary H.,' 


150 


Nancy (Brown), 142, 187 


Mary (Holley), 


132 


Mary Harris (Hawes?), 


163, 197 


Nancy' (Abiel), 147 


Mary (Card), 


132 


Mary J.,' 


149 


Nancy' (Vincent), 152 


Mary' (Benoni), 133, 


182 


Mary Louisa,' 


130, 178 


Nancy' (Joel), 192 


Mary' (George), 


136 


Mary M. (Reynolds), 


150 


Nancy (Greene), 196 


Mary' (Christopher), 


136 


Mary Miranda,' 


135 


Nancy B. (Brown), 196 


Mary' (Robert H.), 


137 


Mary Nichols' (Phillips 


. 195 


Nancy F.,* 117 


Mary( ), 141, 


187 


Mary P. (Eaton), 


181 


Nancy* (Hazard), 112 


Mary' (Jeffrey D. W.), 


148 


Mary P.,' 


181 


Narcissa (Price), 182 


Mary ( ), 


151 


Mary (Pyle), 


181 


Nathan,* 15, 44, 45 


Mary' (David), 


152 


Mary R.,' 


153 


Nathan* (Nathan), 45, 91 


Mary(Reynolds), 152, 


195 


Mary Rhodes,' 


170 


Nathan* (Caleb), 48, 97 


Mary' (Elisha), 


153 


Mary Sophia,' 


170 


Nathan, 75 


Mary (Reynolds), 


153 


Mary V. (Presbury), 


192 


Nathan* (Nathan), 91 


Mary' (Benjamin), 


156 


Mary W. (Hendrick), 


151- 194 


Nathan Greene' (James R.), 


Mary' (Hyman), 


167 


Massena T.,' 


195 


146, 191 


Mary' (James A.), 


168 


May,' 


92 


Nathaniel,* 4, 11 


Mary* (Silas H.). 


180 


Mehitable," 


12 


Nathaniel,* n, 35 


Mary (Pyle), 


181 


Mehitable,' 


37 


Nathaniel* (Nathaniel), 35, 82 


Mary' (Rowland), 


181 


Mehitable R. (Carpent 


er), 146 


Nathaniel* (Job), 36 


Mary (Hodges), 


182 


Melton,' 


189 


Nathaniel* (Joshua), 48, 96, 


Mary (Watson), 


182 


Melvina A.,' 


149, 194 


106, 144, 156 


Mary, 


184 


Mercy (Tanner), 


34 


Nathaniel* (Benjamin), 81 


MaryS (Alfred), 


188 


Mercy (Higginbotham) 


. 36.83 


Nathaniel, 91 


Mary (Smith), 


189 


Mercy (Gorton), 


38,86 


Nathaniel, 113 


Mary' (Peleg), 


197 


Mercy (Wheeler), 


41, 88 


Nathaniel' (Benoni), 133 


Mary (Bailey), 


198 


Mercy (Hammond), 


46, 96 


Nathaniel' (Robert), 145, 157 


Mary* or Mercy' (Zebulon) 


198 


Mercy (Wilkinson or Smith), 


189, 190 


Mary A.,' 


156 




50,51 


Nathaniel' (John), 181 


Mary Ann,* 


83 


Mercy, 


55 


Nicholas' (born 1654), 2, 4, 6, 7 


Mary Ann (Himes), 105 


154 


• Mercy (w. William*), 


66 


Nicholas* (George), 5, 15, 


Mary Ann,' 105 


155 


Mercy (Smith), 


73 


26, 29, 70 


Mary Ann,' 


130 


Mercy' (Oliver), 


86 


Nicholas' (Nicholas), 7, 19, 21 


Meiry Ann (Burlingame), 




Mercy' (William), 


99 


Nicholas* (Nicholas), 14, 19, 53 


152 


196 


Mercy* (John), 


99. 148 


Nicholas* (Ephraim), 14,43, loi 


Mary Ann,' 


154 


Mercy (Tillinghast), 


105. 155 


Nicholas* (George), 20, 56 


Mary Ann' (Kenyon), 


184 


Mercy ( ), 


119, 167 


Nicholas* (Isaac), 38 


Mary Ann' (Bailey), 


197 


Mercy' (Robert), 


155, 197 


Nicholas Easton,* 43, 90, 91 


Mary Caroline,' 


178 


Mercy' (Benjamin), 


156 


Nicholas* (Caleb), 45, 93 


Mary Cary,' 


178 


Minerva (Calkins), 


84 


Nicholas* (Nicholas), 53,102, 152 


Mary E.,' 154 


197 


Minerva' (John), 


131 


Nicholas* (Ezekiel), 54, 105 


Mary E. (Bodfish), 


155 


Minerva' (Willett), 


150 


Nicholas* (Daniel), 85, 133 


Mary E.,' 


163 


Minerva,' 


189 


Nicholas* (Oliver), 86 


Mary Easton,' 


140 


Minerva Eunice,' 143, 


144, 188 


Nicholas* (Francis), 90 


Mary Ellenor,' 


195 


Miranda (Smith), 


192 


Nicholas, 92 


Mary Esther,' 


196 


Miranda Barmwell,' 


83 


Nicholas {of North Kingstown), 


Mary F.,' 


155 


Miriam W.,' 


155 


93 


Mary Fields,' 


195 


Mortimer,' 


189 


Nicholas* (Nicholas), 103 


Mary Frances (Joslin), 


166 


Naaman,' 1 


183 


Nicholas* (Palmer), 106 



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Pace 


Gardiner, Nicholas, 


107 


Gardiner, Feleg' (Ezekiel 


, 54, 58, 


Gardiner, Rebecca,' 


183 


Nicholas' (Robert), 


145- 189 


105, 


109, no 


Rhoda.' 


90 


Nicholas, ist' (Willett) 


151 


Peleg' (Ezekiel W.), 


154, 197 


Rhoda (Green), 


106, 157 


Nicholas, 2d' (Willett), 


150 


Peleg' (Ezekiel), 


163 


Richard,' 


46, 96 


Nicholas Carr,' 


154 


Penelope (Eldred), 


5, 14 


Robert,^ 


3, 8, 207 


Nicholas G.,' 


89 


Penelope' (Jeremiah), 


9,27 


Robert' (George), 5 


6, 16, 48 


Nicholas G.,' 


134 


Penelope'' (Nathaniel), 


II 


Robert' (Joseph), 


7,24 


Nicholas R.,' 


142 


Penelope' (Isaac), 13, i 


6, 38, 39 


Robert Hallowell,' 


34, 80, 


Nicholas V.,' 


150 


Penelope* (Ephraim), 


14,41 




130, 259 


Niles,' 


91 


Penelope'' (Christopher 


43 


Robert' {Consul, Sweden), 72, 


NilesH.,« 


83 


Penelope' (James), 


83 




123, 124 


Noah,8 


189 


Penelope' (Nicholas E.) 


91 


Robert Hazard,' 


88, 137 


Nora Ely,' 


189 


Penelope' (George B.), 


140 


Robert' {Captain), 


97, 145 


Octavus Ferdinand, ° 


89 


Peregrine,^ 


3 


Robert,' 


105, 155 


01in,« 


81 


Peregrine,' 


12 


Robert H.,' 


108 


Olive,* 


81 


Perry,' 145, 


157. 188 


Robert' (Benajah), 


118 


Olive' (Oliver), 


132 


Phebe,' 


9, 26 


Robert' (Amos), 


119 


Olive' (Robert), 


155, 197 


Phebe." 


26, 67 


Robert Hallowell,' 


131 


Oliver' (Isaac), 


38,86 


Phebe,' 


46,95 


Robert' (Oliver), 


132 


Oliver' (Ezekiel), 


54 


Phebe' (Ezekiel), 


57 


Robert Dixon, 


134, 182 


Oliver' (Paris), 


82, 132 


Phebe,' 


88 


Robert' (James), 


137 


Oliver* (Oliver), 


86 


Phebe (Allen), 


99, 147 


Robert H.,' 


143 


Oliver* (Ezekiel), 


105 


Phebe (Garbutt), 


100, 149 


Robert' (Robert), 


156 


Oliver' (Ezekiel), 


152, 196 


Phebe (Gardiner), 


103, 150 


Robert Henry,' 


166 


Oliver* (Oliver), 


196 


Phebe (Potter), 


120, 170 


Robert Hallowell,' 


179 


Olivia' (George), 


136 


Phebe Gardiner (Miller), 


Robert Hazard,' 


183 


Orinda (Lake), 


83 




134, 182 


Robert P.,' 


189 


Orren,8 


180 


Phebe,' 


137 


Robert S., 


197 


Oscar,' 


137, 183 


Phebe ( ), 


150 


Robert' (Stephen A.), 


198 


Oscar Bell,8 


193 


Phebe* Qeremiah H.), 


193 


Robert' (Zebulon), 


198 


Othniel' (Benoni), 


38,87 


Phebe' (Jeremiah S.), 


196 


Robinson,' 


118 


Owen G.,' 


195 


Piatt,' 


81 


Roderick,' 


85, 135 


Palmer* (Sylvester), 


54. 96, 


Polly (Heffernan), 


39 


Rodman' (Benoni), 


132, 181 




106, 143 


Polly or Abby (Jewell), 


99, 147 


Rodman' (John), 


181 


Palmer* (Sylvester), 


90 


Polly,' 


99 


Rouse,' 


132, 180 


Palmer* (Ezekiel), 


105, 153 


Preserved,' 


37 


Rowland,' 


57 


Palmer* (Palmer), 


106, 157 


Prudence (Durfee), 


25,67 


Rowland F.,' 105, 146 


155, 162 


Palmer' (Sylvester), 


157 


Prudence (Whipple), 


133, 182 


Rowland,' 


132, 181 


Pardon Tillinghast, 


152, 196 


Prudence Maria,' 


182 


Rowland,' 


181 


Paris,' 


35,82 


Rachel' (William), 


6, 19 


Roxcey Ann,' 


83 


Patience (Congdon), 


14,43 


Rachel (Nichols), 


15, 16 


Roxsena or Roxanna (Hawley), 


Patience' (Silas), 


39 


Rachel (Southard), 


99, 147 




97. 145 


Patience' (Christopher 


, 43, 91 


Rachel F. (George), 


196 


Rufus,' 


55,84 


Patience' (William), 


51 


Raymond,' 


183 


Rufus,' 


137 


Patience,' 


50 


Rebecca,'' 


2,4, 7 


Russell Smith,' 


135 


Patience (Watson), 


61, 105 


Rebecca' (William), 


6 


Ruth ( ), 


16,47 


Patience (Hendrick), 


151 


Rebecca' {Dr. Sylvester), 34, 80 


Ruth (Richardson), 


25,66 


Paul,< 


25 


Rebecca (Davis), 


43,89 


Ruth (Perry), 


34,80 


Paul,' 


44 


Rebecca Dixon,' 


133 


Ruth (Aylesworth), 


38, 86, 87 


Peleg* (Isaac), 


38 


Rebecca (Wood), 


152 


Ruth,' 


38 



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Gardiner, Ruth ( ), 


41, 88 


Gardiner, Samuel Fayerweather,' 


Gardiner, Sarah« (Jonathan), 


85 


Ruth' Qohn), 


47 




46 


Sarah« (Oliver), 




86 


Ruth (Potter), 


49 


Samuel Fowler' (Caleb), 66, 117 


Sarah (Barber), 




88 


Ruth (Wells), 


49 


Samuel Peter,' 


139 


Sarah' (Larkin), 




91 


Ruth (Tillinghast), 


102 


Sands or Niles,' 


67 


Sarah ( ), 


93. 


141 


Ruth ( ), 


57 


Sanford,* 


24 


Sarah' (Nicholas), 


93. 


142 


Ruth* (Benjamin), 


73 


Sarah, 


8 


Sarah (Smith), 


95. 


143 


Ruth« (Samuel), 


96 


Sarah (Rogers), 


5. 13 


Sarah, 2d' (Thomas), 




99 


Ruth« (Thomas), 


99 


Sarah,' 


9. 26 


Sarah' (William), 




99 


Ruth (Tillinghast), 


104, 152 


Sarah (Peirce), 


11.35 


Sarah' (Huling), 




104 


Ruth (Knowles), 


119, 166 


Sarah' (Stephen), 


12 


Sarah (Tanner), 


104, 


151 


Ruth (Northup), 


167 


Sarah' (Isaac), 


13 


Sarah (Hazard), 


105. 


153 


Ruth, 


128, 129 


Sarah' (Benoni), 


13.40 


Sarah (Coggeshall), 


106, 


157 


Ruth' (Ezekiel), 


152 


Sarah (Beers), 


14.43 


Sarah' (Daniel), 




107 


Ruth' (Palmer), 


153 


Sarah (Spink), 


15 


Sarah' (Samuel F.), 




"7 


Ruth Ann,* 


196 


Sarah (Spink), 


16, 48 


Sarah' (John), 




120 


Ruth" (Oliver), 


196 


Sarah' (John), 


17 


Sarah (Barber), 




137 


Ruth Emeline' (George), 196 


Sarah (Boss), 20 


36. 55. 84 


Sarah (or Susannah),' 


142 


187 


Sabrina,* 


157, 188 


Sarah' (George), 


20, 56 


Sarah' (Jeremiah), 




143 


Sabrina Crocker,* 


182 


Sarah ( ), 


20.57 


Sarah' (Captain Robert), 


145 


Sallie (Merrick), 


179 


Sarah (Fowler), 


25.66 


Sarah' (Jeremiah H.), 




149 


Sally Carpenter,^ 


89 


Sarah (Hazard), 


25.67 


Sarah ( ), 




153 


Sally C.,' 


155 


Sarah' Qohn), 


28, 29 


Sarah' (Elisha), 




153 


Sally (Tefft), 


132 


Sarah (Bill), 


29. 70, 71 


Sarah (Sweet), 




155 


Sally (Toby), 


192 


Sarah ( ), 


71 


Sarah' (Benjamin), 




156 


Samuel^ (George?), 


2, 205 


Sarah (Gardiner), 


29,72 


Sarah' (Wilson), 




157 


Samuel' (Captain), 


5, 15. 16 


Sarah (Carpenter), 


82 


Sarah' (Palmer), 




157 


Samuel' (Isaac), 


13,38 


Sarah' (Nathaniel), 


35,83 


Sarah (Whalen), 




163 


Samuel' (Ephraim), 


14,42 


Sarah' (Stephen), 


36 


Sarah' (Anna), 




167 


Samuel' (Samuel), 


16,47 


Sarah (Randall), 


37 


Sarah' (Josiah), 




167 


Samuel' (of East Greenwich) 


Sarah' (David), 


37 


Sarah (Reed), 




169 


(John), 


17.49 


Sarah' (Jonathan), 


37 


Sarah' (Silas H.), 




180 


Samuel, 


24. 25 


Sarah ( ), 


87 


Sarah' (Rouse), 




i8q 


Samuel (Captain), 


29,72 


Sarah (Aylesworth), 


41 


Sarah' (Rowland), 




181 


Samuel*^ Oob), 


36 


Sarah' (Samuel), 


42 


Sarah' (Alfred), 




187 


SamueP (John), 


47.96 


Sarah' (Ephraim), 


43 


Sarah' (James), 




189 


Samuel' (Joshua), 


48.97 


Sarah ( ), 


43.90 


Sarah (Wilson), 




190 


Samuel (of Greenwich) 


49.98 


Sarah (Watson), 


44 


Sarah, 




190 


Samuel' (John), 


49 


Sarah' (Nathan), 


45 


Sarah (Phillips), 




195 


Samuel' (Samuel), 


49 


Sarah' (Caleb), 


45.92 


Sarah, 




196 


Samuel* (Samuel), 


96 


Sarah (Reynolds), 


45.93 


Sarah Abby' (Anna), 




167 


Samuel' (Samuel), 


97 


Sarah (Watson), 


46 


Sarah Ann (Robinson), 


25.66 


Samuel' (Benjamin), 


156 


Sarah ( ), 


46 


Sarah Ann' (Abiel), 


147 


192 


Samuel' (George), 


192 


Sarah' (Watson), 


51. 59. 99 


Sarah Ann' (Sylvester) 




157 


Samuel' (Oliver), 


196 


Sarah ( -), 


54 


Sarah A. (Sheffield), 


119 


166 


Samuel E.' (Samuel), 42, 89, 235 


Sarah' (WiUiam), 


67 


Sarah B., 




49 


Samuel E.' (James), 


43.89 


Sarah, 


67, 117 


Sarah Charlotte,' 




170 


Samuel Easton,* 


89 


Sarah' (John), 


72 


Sarah C. (Wilson), 




145 


Samuel F.' (Joseph), 


25,67 


Sarah (Allen), 


79. 130 


Sarah Elizabeth,' 




191 


Samuel F.,6 


"7 


Sarah' (Nathaniel), 


82 


Sarah E.' (John), 




181 



Index 



309 





Page 




Page 




Pace 


Gardiner, Sarah E. (Sweet), 


198 


Gardiner, Susan' (Elisha), 153 j 


Gardiiitr, Tabitha,' 


187 


Sarah Fenwick (Jones), 




131 


Susan' (Lydia), 


157 


Talman(?)« (David), 


85 


Sarah Penelope,' 




140 


Susan* (Hyman), 


167 


Thankful {slave), 


15 


Sarah Price (Morgan), 




140 


Susan (Townsend), 


182 


Thankful ( ), 


15.44 


Sarah P.,' 




197 


Susan, 


196 


Thankful ( ), 93, 


141, 142 


Sarah R.,« 




97 


Susan Congdon,' 


154 


Thankful (Gardiner), 


119, 167 


Sarah Sophia,' 




120 


Susan E.s (Phillips), 


195 


Theresa' (Willett), 


151 


Silas' (Isaac), i 


3-39 


.43 


Susan E.,* 


195 


Thomas {Sir), 


I 


Silas.s 




39 


Susan G. (Tisdale), 


195 


Thomas {of Roxbury), 


2, 201 


Silas, 




118 


Susannah,' 


6, 18, 19 


Thomas' (William,' Benoni^), 


Silass (Sylvester R.), 




167 


Susannah ( ), 


7. 19. 20 




II 


Silas H.,' 


131, 


180 


Susannah (Robinson), 


12 


Thomas' (William,' William^), 


Simeon,'^ 




81 


Susannah,'' 


19. 55 




6, 18, 51 


Simeon Stuart,' 




118 


Susannah' (Samuel), 


42 


Thomas' (Samuel), 


16, 46 


Sophia (Mifflin), 




177 


Susannah' (James), 


42 


Thomas' (Nicholas), 


19 


Stephen,^ 4, 11 


, 12, 


209 


Susannah' (Christoph( 


:r), 43. 9i 


Thomas' {Colonel), 28, 


29,45.70 


Stephen,* 


i: 


,36 


Susannah (Congdon), 


54. 104 


Thomas' (Job), 


36 


Stephen, 




22 


Susannah' (George), 


55 


Thomas' (Stephen), 


37 


Stephen^ (Stephen), 




36 


Susannah' (George, Jr 


.), 84 


Thomas' (John), 


44 


Stephen' (Daniel), 




37 


Susannah' (Nathan), 


97. 146 


Thomas' (William), 


50,98 


Stephen' (William), 


5C 


), 99 


Susannah' (Ezekiel), 


105 


Thomas' (Thomas), 


70 


Stephen^ (Paris), 




82 


Susannah' (Vincent), 


150. 152 


Thomas' (Benjamin), 


73 


Stephen' (Stephen C), 




108 


Sweet,' 


98 


Thomas' (Richard), 


96 


Stephen' (Frederick), 




118 


Sydney,' 


86 


Thomas' (John), 


120 


Stephen' (Oliver), 




132 


Sylvester {Doctor), 


V, 10, II, 


Thomas' (Abiel), 


147 


Stephen, 




195 


32, 33. 


34. 74. 82 


Thomas,' 


196 


Stephen A. (John), 155 


197 


198 


Sylvester" (Ephraim), 


14. 43. 44 


Thomas Bill,' 


119, 166 


Stephen B.^* (Rowland F.), 


155 


Sylvester* (Nicholas), 


19. 54 


Thomas Bill, 


195 


Stephen B.' (Robert S.) 


197 


198 


Sylvester' (Daniel), 


37 


Thomas Brown,' 


182 


Stephen Champlin'* (Nicholas), 


Sylvester' (Nicholas), 


54 


Thomas Potter,' 


49 




56, 


108 


Sylvester' (Nicholas), 


90, lOI 


Thomas Rodman,' 


42 


Stephen C." (Stephen), 




99 


Sylvester* (John), 


72 


Thomas Rodman,' 


89 


Stephen C^ (Stephen Champ- 


Sylvester* (Daniel), 


85 


Thomas T. (or S.), 


41 


lin). 


106, 


108 


Sylvester' (Palmer), 


106 


Thomas Wickes,' 


120, 170 


Stephen Davis,^ 




89 


Sylvester' (Willett), 


151 


Ulysses Selden,' 


135 


Sunderland,' 




149 


Sylvester' (Hyman), 


167 


Varnum,' 


89 


Sunderland Patterson,' 


147, 


193 


Sylvester Coggeshall,' 


157 


Varnum Willet,' 


90 


Sunderland P.,* 




193 


Sylvester R.' (Sylvester), 90 


Vera Antoinette,' 


193 


Susan,' 


82, 


132 


Sylvester R., 


119, 167 


Vincent,' 102, 104 


149, 152 


Susan (Champlin), 


104, 


151 


Tabitha (Tefft), 


2,4.5, 15 


Vincent' {Captain), 150, 152, 195 


Susan (Northup), 


106, 


156 


Tabitha' (George), 


6,17 


Waite (Coggeshall), 


14.42 


Susan' (Stephen C), 




108 


Tabitha' (William), 


6, 19 


Waite' (Isaac), 


38 


Susan (Peckham), 


132, 


181 


Tabitha' (Nicholas), 9 


,15,26,46 


Waite' (James), 


42 


Susan' (Joshua), 




143 


Tabitha' (John), 13, i 


6, 39, 226 


Waite' (Christopher), 


43 


Susan (Reynolds), 




150 


Tabitha (Browning), 26,46,67,95 


Waite' (John), 


49.98 


Susan' (Gould), 




151 


Tabitha (Avery), 


38 


Waite (West), 


54 


Susan' (Ezekiel), 




151 


Tabitha (Gardiner), 


41 


Waite' (Sylvester), 


55 


Susan' (David), 




152 


Tabitha' (Caleb), 


45 


Waite (Rhodes), 


73, 120 


Susan' (Ezekiel), 




152 


Tabitha' (Thomas), 


46 


Waite (West) (same as 


third 


Susan ( ), 




153 


Tabitha' (Sylvester), 


55 


above ?), 


90 



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Page 




Page 


Page 


Gardiner, Waite' (Nathaniel), 97 


Gardiner, William (Junior), 


no 


Gibbs, Elizabeth (w. William' 


Waite (Carr), 


104 


William' (Samuel F.), 




117 


Gardiner), 1 1, 29 


Walter Clark,' 42, 229, 2 


34. 235 


William' (Henry), 




140 


George, 117 


Walter Easton,' 


89 


William' (Champlin), 




146 


Maria (w. James' Robinson), 


Wanton,' 


43 


William' (Abiel), 




147 


128 


Wanton,* 


104 


William' (Jeffrey D. W.), 


148 


Gifford, Ann (w. William Cong- 


Wanton," 


If 7 


William' (Vincent), 




152 


don), 104 


Warren,' 


93 


William' (Elisha), 




'53 


Hannah (w. Joseph Arnold), 103 


Wealthian," 


97 


William' (Jeffrey), 




154 


Patience (w. Joseph Arnold) , 


Wickes,' 


73. 120 


William' (Henry), 




180 


22, 61 


Wilbur,' 


67 


William' (Nicholas), 




189 


Golden Pippin (Schooner), 82 


Wilbur," 


95 


William' (Joel), 




192 


Goldthwaite, Catharine, n, 34 


Wilkinson,' 


99, 147 


William B.,' 




72 


Thomas (of Boston), 34 


Willett,' 103, I 


07, 150 


William C.,' 


66 


116 


Goodbody, Ann (w. William Tay- 


Willett,' 


151 


William C.,' 


98 


146 


lor), 14, 18, 41, 52 


Willett, 


153 


William C., 


105 


155 


Gorham, Daniel (of Bristol), 161 


William' (born 1651), 2, 


4, 6, 10 


William C.,' 




149 


Desire (Howland) (w. Co^;. John 


William' (Benoni), 4, 


10, II, 


William C.,' 




155 


Gorham), 75, 88 


20, 28, 


32, 209 


William Charles,' 




83 


John (Captain), 78, 88, 108 


William' (Henry), 


5, 14 


William Fowler,' 




116 


Mercy (d. Capt. John), 75, 88 


William' (William), 6 


, 17, 18 


William G.' (Mary T.) 




102 


Rebecca (w. Daniel, of Bristol), 


William' (Joseph), 


7.25 


William H., 




140 


161 


William^ (William), 6, 18 


. 50. 59 


William H.' (Gould), 




151 


Gorton, Abel Davis, 143, 


William^ (William), 


II, 29 


William Hazard,' 




120 


144, 157, 188 


William* (Benoni), 


13.40 


William Henry,' 


89. 


139 


Adelos,8 144, 188, 281 


William' (Henry), 


14 


William Howard,' 


130. 


177 


Adelos, Jr.,' 144, 281 


William' (William), 


15 


William Lanport (?),' 




88 


Alice E. (Potter), 144, 188 


William' (John), 


24,65 


William N.,' 




150 


Caleb (Edward), 62 


William (in will of Joseph'), 25, 67 


William Nichols,' 




157 


Edward (of Warwick), 62 


William' (John), 10, 28 


. 29. 72 


William P., 




198 


Emma F. (Barringer), 144, 188 


William' {Dr. Sylvester) 


32. 


William Prescott,' 




177 


Flora (w. David Bentley), 190 




33. 34 


William T., 




112 


Frank (Joshua), 190 


William' Qob), 


36.83 


William Thurston' (George) 


25 


George Russell,' 144, 188 


William' (Daniel), 


37 


William Tudor,' 




179 


John, 108 


William' (Silas), 


39 


William v.. 




195 


Joshua, 139 


William' (John), 


44. 59 


William Watson,' 




99 


Joshua, 190 


William' (John, Samuel) 


47.96 


William Wilkinson,' 


147, 


193 


Josie Delia,' 144, 188 


William' (John, William) 


.51. 99 


William Wilkinson,' 




193 


Louise Minerva,' 144, 188 


William, 


52 


Winifred S.,' 




192 


Mary Ann (John), 108 


William' (Nicholas), 


53. 102 


Zebulon' (Ezekiel), 


54, 


105 


Minerva Eunice' (Gardiner), 


William' (George), 


55 


Zebulon, 




99 


143, 144, 157, 188 


William' (William), 


67 


Zebulon, 




108 


Reuben Ely, 143, 144, I.S7, 188 


William' (Joseph), 


67 


Zebulon' (Stephen C), 




108 


William (of East Greenwich), 


William' (Amos), 


71 


Zebulon' (Robert), 


155, 


198 


38.86 


William' (John S.), 


79. 130 


Zebulon Herbert,' 




198 


William Ely,' 144, 188 


William' (George, Jr.), 


84 


Zilpha,' 




49 


Gow, Anne' (Dumaresque), 80 


William' (Oliver), 


86 


Gardinerstown, Me, 




32 


Charles, 80 


William' (James), 


89 


Gibbins, Anne, 


II 


, 34 


Greene, Abby F., 188 


William (Reverend), 


92 


Gibbs, Amey (w. John M 


awn( 


-y). 


Ann (Peter), 17 


William' (Ezekiel), 


105 




4f 


. 93 


Anne (w. John Carr), 50 



Index 



Page 

Greene, Benjamin (h. Mary' 

Gardiner), 104 

Caleb,' 164 

Catharine (w. Samuel' Gardi- 
ner), 47, 96 
David, 21, 57 
David, 48, 97 
David, 75 
David, no, 163 
David,' 163 
Eliza (w. James Terry Gardi- 
ner), 183 
Elizabeth (Richard), 74 
Elizabeth,' 163 
Frederick M., 135 
Irish, 180 
James (of Westerly), 153 
John F. (h. Angeline Updike), 

163 
Joseph,' 164 

Joshua,' 164 

Lizzie' (Gardiner), 180 

Margaret, 131, 180 

Mary (w. Thomas Fay), 35 
Mary (w. Nathan Gardiner), 

48,97 
Mary (David), 75 

Nathanael {Major General), 56 
Penelope (w. William Minturn), 
125, 172 
Peter (Major), 17 

Reynolds, 1 1 1 

Rhoda (w. Palmer Gardiner), 

106, 157 
Richard, 74 

Richard Wickes, 120 

Sarah L. G., 188 

Susannah (w. Joseph Hull), 18 
Thomas (of West Greenwich), 

17. 50 
Thomas Casey, 248 

William (h. Lois' Gardiner), 49 
William MaxweW (Consul at Ber- 
muda), 248 
Hagadorn, John, 141 
Hall, Caroline' (Minturn), 172 
Caroline Minturn'" (w. Hugh 

Birckhead), 279 

Frances Minturn,' 279 

Hallowell, Robert (of Boston), 23, 34 



Page 

Hallowell, Robert' (name changed 
to Robert Hallowell Gardiner), 
80, 130 
Hammond, Joseph (h. Rachel' Gar- 
diner), 6, 19 
Joseph* (Joseph), 19 
Joseph' (William), 53 
Havens, Desire (w. Henry' Gardi- 
ner), 5, 13 
William, 19, 53 
Hazard, Bowdoin,' 112 
Caleb|(h. Abigail' Gardiner), 11, 

29.31 
Caleb,' 10, 31, 75 

Carder (Judge), 25 

Francos' (Minturn) (w. Thomas 
R.), 172 

George (Mayor of Newport), 25, 
67, 91, 141 
George (Doctor), 25 

George (Colonel), 29 

Hannah, 22, 60 

Jeffrey, 56 

Jeremiah, 22, 60 

Jeremiah, 49 

Jonathan (Robert), 14, 41 

Joseph Peace, 124 

Laura (w. Attmore Robinson), 

126, 174 
Mumford (of Newport), 76 

Richard, 112 

Robert, 14, 41, 58, 109 

Robert (Deputy Governor), 31, 74 
Robert (Doctor), 10, 31, 74 

Rowland, 53 

Rowland G. (of Peacedale), 70 
Rowland Robinson,' 127 

Sarah H.' (Robinson), 170 

Thomas (Virginia Tom), 58, 
61, 119 
Thomas (Robert), 70 

Thomas G. (h. Mary Ann' Haz- 
ard), 127 
Thomas R. (Shepherd Tom), 69 
Wanton,' 139, 187 
William' (Caleb), 31, 74 
Helme, Christopher, 15 
John, 142 
Rouse, 21 
Rouse, Jr., 21 



311^ 

Page 
Helme, Samuel, 21 

Hicks, Herodias (w. George' Gar- 
diner), 2, 4, 6, 202 
Hidden, Henry A. (h. Abby Anto- 
nia' Updike), 163 
Higginbotham, Charles (Doctor), 

16, 46 

Hobby, Remington, 225 

Howe, Julia (Ward), 279 

Samuel G. (Doctor), 279 

Howland, John (of Mayflower), 

108 
Mary (w. Benjamin* Gardiner), 

11.34 
Hunt, Mrs. H. F. (of Kingston), v 
Hunter, Eliza' (w. James Birck- 
head), 173 
William (Honorable), 258, 274 
Lacy, Rev. Dr., 159 
Lafayette (Marquis), 69, 134, 138 
Lake, Orinda (w. William C Gar- 
diner), 83 
Lathrope, Jemina (w. Lemuel' 

Gardiner), 86 

Lechmere, Elizabeth' (Gardiner), 

29. 73. 74 
Nicholas (Comptroller of Cus- 
toms), 29, 73, 74 
Lithgow, Ann' (Gardiner), 79, 130 
Little Rest, South Kingstown, 58, 

94. 142 

Livingston, Maria Brockholst, 159 

MacSparran, James (Rev. Doctor), 

II, 17, 18, 74, 124,172,220,274 

Hannah* (Gardiner), 10, 

II, 31, 220 

Malbone, Godfrey, 274 

Mawney, Pardon, 45, 93 

Experience' (Gardiner), 45, 93 

Millaret, Harriet (Bringham or 

Bingham), 136 

J. Edward, 136 

Minturn, Agatha' (Mrs. Mayer), 

172 
Caroline' (Mrs. Hall), 172 

Elizabeth,' 1 72 

Esther' (Robinson) (w. Jonas 

Minturn), 125, 172 

Frances' (Mrs. Hazard, of Vau- 

duse), 172 



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Page 

Minturn, Gertrude' (Mrs. New- 
man), 172 
Jonas (William), 125, 172 
Jonas,' 172 
Julia (Randolph), 172 
Lloyd,' 172 
Niobe' (Mrs. Blackler), 172 
Penelope (Greene), 125, 172 
Rowland,' 172 
Thomas,' 172 
William, 125, 172 
William,' 172 
Moorsfield, 10, 13, 14, 52, 92, 184 
Morgan, Avery {Colonel), 85, 135 
Henry Parker,' 135 
Jerusha* (Gardiner), 85, 135 
Lyman Gardiner,' 135 
Mary Gardiner' (Mrs. Greene), 

135 
Mumford, Abigail' (Gardiner), 

14, 41 
Mary" (Gardiner), 16, 48 

Thomas, 10, 14, 41 

Mundy, Mary' (Updike"), 71 

Nathaniel {Captain), 71 

Nicholson, Samuel Mowry,' 236 
William Thomas, 235 

Overing, H.J. {of Newport), 23 

Payne, Charles {Rei'erend), 195 
Mary Ellenor' (Gardiner), 195 

Perkins, Joseph, 45, 93 

Mary (Gardiner) (w. J. Perkins 

and later of Elisha R. Potter), 

45.93 

Perry, Freeman {Judge), 58, 109 

Pettaquamscutt Purchasers, 2 

Phillips, Catherine' (Gardiner) (w. 

James Phillips), 66 

Christopher Low, 195 

Mary Nichols' (w. William V. 

Gardiner), 195 

Peter B. {General), 68 

Porter, John {of Pettaquamscutt), 

2, 6, 7 

Mrs. John (formerly Mrs. 

George Gardiner), 6 

Potter, Elisha R., 93, 94, 142, 244 

Elisha R., Jr.' {Judge), 142 

James Brown Mason' {Colonel), 

142 



Page 
Potter, Mary Elizabeth,' 142 

Mary L. M.' (James B. M.), 142 
Thomas Mawney' {Surgeon, 

U.S.N.), 142 

William H.' {Lawyer), 142 

Prescott, Richard {General), 23 
Provoost, Samuel {Bishop of New 
York), 233, 234 

Randolph, Isabella Watson' (Up- 
dike), 254 
Remington, Abigail (w. William' 

Gardiner), 4, 10 

Richards, Ann Hallowell' (Gardi- 
ner), 130, 178 
C. A. L. {Rev. Dr. of Providence), 

273 
Francis, 130, 178 

Francis Gardiner,' 178 

John Tudor,' 178 

Robert Hallowell,' 178 

Robinson, Abigail* (William Gar- 
diner'), ID, II, 29, 31 
Abigail, (w. John Wanton), 

31.77 
Anstis' (Gardiner), 69, 70 

Attmore,' 31, 126 

Caroline Elizabeth Rodman, 

iii, V, 177 
Elizabeth (w. Thomas Hazard), 

70 
Esther' (w. Jonas Minturn), 

125, 172 
Hannah" (w. Peter Simon), 70 
Hannah (w. Dep. Gov. George 

Brown), 109, 121, 171 

Hetty H.' (w. Edward H. 

Greene), 174 

James" (Sylvester), 77, 126 

Mary' (w. Hon. William Hun- 
ter), 125, 173 
Rowland, (son Dep. Gov. Wil- 
liam), 28, 69, 70 
Sarah' (w. Joseph S. Coates), 

125 
Sylvester' (son Dep. Gov. Wil- 
liam), 31.77 
Thomas,' 31, 76 
W'ilWam {Deputy Governor), 11, 
28, 29, 30, 31, 69, 70, 73 
William T.' (Thomas), 76, 125 



Page 
Rodman, Albert' (Robert), 186 
Lydia* (Gardiner), 24, 65 

Mary Anstis' (Updike) (w. Hon. 
Samuel), 163 

Mary (Allen) (w. Albert'), 186 
Phebe' (w. William E. Peirce), 

137. 186 
Robert,' 137, 185, 186 

Saltonstall, Elizabeth' (Stewart) 

(w. Roswell), 73 

Sanford, Abbie S. (w. Edwin W. 
Gardiner'), 170 

Frances (w. Dep. Gov. John' 

Gardiner), 24 

Lydia (w. David' Gardiner), 

104, 151 
Peleg {Governor), 113 

Seabury, Samuel {Bishop of Con- 
necticut), 230, 234 
Sheffield, Amey' (Gardiner) (w. 
John Shefifield), 99 
Edmund,' 56, 107, 108 
George' (son Sarah Gardiner 

Sheffield), 56 

George Gardiner,' 108 

Josiah (h. Sarah' Gardiner), 

20,56 
Stanton, Abigail' (w. Rev. Wil- 
liam Gardiner), 92 
Hannah Gardiner,' 92 
Joseph {Colonel) (h. Mary' Gar- 
diner), 45, 92 
Stewart, Hannah' (w. John' Rob- 
inson), 73 
Jane (Winthrop) (w. William' 

Stewart), 73 

Matthew (h. Abigail' Gardiner), 

29. 31. 73. 78 
Taylor, Hannah Gardiner' (Stan- 
ton), 92 
Mary (w. John' Gardiner), 

II, 28, 29 
Tudor, Emma Jane (w. Robert' 

Hallowell Gardiner), 80 

Updike, Abigail' (Gardiner), 

28, 29, 71 
Abigail' (Watson), 71, no, 163 
Alfred,' 71 

Anstress' (w. William Lee), 

71 



Index 



313 



Page 


Page 


Page 


Updike, Caesar Augustus,' 163 


Updike, Sarah' (w. David Hagan), 7 1 


Watson, John, 2, 4, 7, 10, 204 


Daniel {Attorney General of 


Wilkins,' 69, 71, 72, 90 


John,' 7,13,19,20,21,22 


Colony), 71 


no, 163, 253, 254, 278 


Whipple, Abigail' (Gardiner), 


Daniel' (Attorney General of 


Wanton, John (Governor), 28 


34, 80 


R.I.) 71 


William (Governor), 28 


Wickes, Elizabeth (w. Benjamin' 


Daniel Berkeley,' 163, 254 


Warren, Richard (Mayflower), 40 


Gardiner), 29, 72 


Gilbert,' 71 


Watson, Dorcas' (Gardiner), 2, 7 


Wilkinson, Lawrence, 36 


James' (General), 71 


Dorcas* (w. Ezekiel Gardiner), 


Woodward, Sarah Abigail (Rod- 


Lodowick (Daniel), 29, 71 


21 


man), iii 


Mary' (w. Capt. Nathaniel 


Isabel' (Watson), no 


Worden, Jeremiah (h. Abigail* 


Mundy), 71 


Jeffrey,* 5, 21, 24, 57, 58, 59 


Gardiner), 15 



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